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14 March 2015 @ 02:35 pm
This post is the index to all the fic in this journal. You can also find my fic at the Archive of Our Own, or at The Pit.

You can search for specific fandoms, pairings, broad themes, and characters by using the journal tags.   

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dipenates
20 April 2011 @ 10:37 pm
Title: Sing the Doldrums, Sharp and Bright
Fandom: Inception
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6,100
Characters: Eames/Arthur, Cobb, Ariadne, Yusuf
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Spoilers: For Inception
Summary: Sometimes the hardest part was finding a way inside. A story about an arms dealer, a media magnate, and love.
Warning: Talks, in a non-explicit way about child abuse, which is perpetrated by the bad guys, and not by our heroes.
Note: Written for i_reversebang , with huge thanks to heavenly_rain, who made beautiful art and was lovely while doing it. With thanks to PK, the real-life beta. Any deficiencies in this fic are my own. Follows on from You Let Your Ladder Down For Those Who Really Shine, but it can stand completely alone.

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20 April 2011 @ 10:33 pm
Title: Sing the Doldrums, Sharp and Bright
Fandom: Inception
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6,100
Characters: Eames/Arthur, Cobb, Ariadne, Yusuf
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Spoilers: For Inception
Summary:
Sometimes the hardest part was finding a way inside. A story about an arms dealer, a media magnate, and love.
Warning: Talks, in a non-explicit way about child abuse, which is perpetrated by the bad guys, and not by our heroes.
Note: Written for
[info]i_reversebang , with huge thanks to [info]heavenly_rain, who made beautiful art and was lovely while doing it. With thanks to PK, the real-life beta. Any deficiencies in this fic are my own. Follows on from You Let Your Ladder Down For Those Who Really Shine, but it can stand completely alone.

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25 January 2011 @ 11:35 pm
Title: So Many Bright Lights to Cast a Shadow (1/1)
Fandom: BtVS/ (the merest smidgen of) Supernatural
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~3850
Characters: Faith / (an unnamed) Dean Winchester
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Spoilers: Through 7.22 'Chosen' for BtVS / none for Supernatural 
Summary: A beer, a burger, some sex, and the inevitable downfall of the bad guy.
Warnings: None. 
Author's note:  Written for winter_of_faith .

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13 January 2011 @ 10:20 pm
  1. I have been feeling both excited and guilty about the sheer plethora of awesomeness on offer at buffyversetop5 . I haven't read enough Buffy fic this past while, and this offers an excellent chance to get caught up. I'm feeling full of love for drsquidlove  fic, Doritos on the Slippery Slope, which is funny and sweet Xander/Giles. For real.
  2. The season opener for Glee, which I have finally got around to watching, left me a little bit cold. They've ramped the autotune way, way up this season. I was also unimpressed that they'd given Santana a boob job (in the text, I have no clue as to whether the actor has also had surgery), and did a whole bit where Brittany was persuaded to falsely accuse the new football coach of molesting her.
  3. sound_of_bells  has some interesting thoughts on Inception being the ideal fandom. Her thesis is that Inception's awesome world-building, but insipid characterisation, provides the perfect sandbox for fangirls to play in.
  4. There's been a few f-listies talking about relationship problems in the last couple of weeks, and the advice they've received has universally included 'relationships take work'. It's given me some thoughts about the ways that obvious, clear relationship problems and solutions are ubiquitous in both scripted and non-scripted television, and what impact that might have on our collective expectations of how we relate to our partners. And, some follow-up thoughts about what a tremendous douchebag 'Dr' John Gray is, and yet how his Mars/Venus claptrap has permeated pop-psychological understandings of relationship dynamics.
  5. inlovewithnight  provides a whole bunch of recs for the no_tags  anonymous bandom fic exchange. Night writes beautiful, beautiful fic across a whole bunch of fandoms, and this persuaded me to give bandom a shot in the first place. Not that I'm blaming anyone, of course.
 
 
 
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04 January 2011 @ 11:14 pm
  1. I spent four hours reorganising my Delicious tags today. I have reached the limit of my ability to relax and now need to get back to work. Thankfully, this is happening tomorrow.
  2. brutti_ma_buoni  is a staggeringly prolific author. Thankfully for Buffy fandom, she is also really, really good. The piece of Oz/Xander smutty goodness she wrote for Secret Slasha, A Talent for Observation, is awesome sauce, and made me go 'Hee!'
  3. I'm liking the kudos function at AO3. It feels a little like the Facebook 'like' function; a low impact way of acknowledging a good fic that you might not otherwise have left a review on. (Disclosure: I don't review everything I read, which is almost certainly horribly rude.)
  4. I've always been a bit wavy on the ethics of writing and reading RPF, but have nonetheless read enough Bandom fic this holiday to sit down with Mikey Way's mother and have a decent chat about his life. Idek, but some of it is glorious.
  5. I'm thinking of writing Faith-meets-Dean-Winchester fic for winter_of_faith , and fear that this may just be because I want to meet Dean Winchester.
 
 
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Title: After the Flood (The Beaten and the Damned Remix)
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6000 (total)
Characters: Dean and Sam, Dean and John (gen)
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Spoilers: None.
Summary: Some kinds of ugliness take a long time to fade.
Warnings: Bad language. Show-type levels of violence, gore and murder. Violence against children, not perpetrated against, or by, any Winchesters.
Author's note: This fic is a remix of
After the Flood by [info]i_speak_tongue  for the Dean-focused h/c remix challenge at [info]hoodie_time . With huge thanks to [info]i_speak_tongue  for the liberties she's allowed me to take with her fic.

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01 January 2011 @ 05:29 pm
This year I wrote Studio 60 fic in the shape of The Bend of Her Hair (3,000 words, Jordan/Danny, with a little Matt/Harriet, no warnings). It's bittersweet, and probably more bitter than sweet, because of all the relationships on the show, whether friendships or romantic relationships, I found theirs the least explicable.

The process of writing 'The Bend of Her Hair', and reading the other Studio 60 fic produced for the challenge, has prompted some thoughts on the show.

Studio 60 was the only Sorkin show that I've ever watched completely as it aired, and some of it was timeshifted thanks to my PVR. I watched the first few seasons of The West Wing as it aired, but the way the broadcaster shifted it about the schedule in the UK, made it more sensible to get the boxsets. Ditto for Sports Night, which I watched over the space of a few days.

There's a lot to like in Studio 60. Sorkin writes male friendships incredibly well, and I think that Danny Tripp and Matt Albie work beautifully together. There's a fantastic ensemble of characters, and the fact that Sorkin was tracing the details of his relationship with Kristin Chenoweth, doesn't detract from the glory that is Harriet Hayes, who is funny, smart, and decent. There's a pale reprise of Dan Rydell's issues with Jacob Rydell in Tom Jeter's relationship with his own father, and an episode exploring masculinity and performance. There is a fantastic double-bill called 'Nevada Day' that covers off city vs country, religious satire, international trade, business integrity, honour and war, and manages to skirt just the funny side of all-out farce. The show says some moderately interesting things about representation and patriotism, and tries to answer the question 'What is America?'.

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31 December 2010 @ 08:26 pm
Meme from all over, but I copied/pasted from raedbard . 

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31 December 2010 @ 11:41 am
I've been away for the holidays, and have barely scratched the surface of Yuletide, but have a few recs in the fandoms I have read that I wanted to post before the reveal:

Sports Night

Firstly, I got two gorgeous Sports Night fics that feature Dan Rydell's pain front and centre, in Holiday Spirit (1,500 words, no warnings) and Pinch Hitter (1,300 words, no warnings). I could read about sad, broken Danny all day and all night, and these are excellent examples of their type, with supportive!Casey and a fantastic Isaac. As these were both pinch-hits, it's even more astounding that they are so very pretty.

Studio 60

After the prodigious outputs for Sports Night and The West Wing (and even The Social Network), the amount of fic suggests that this is the Aaron Sorkin show that has been least taken to fandom's heart. Best Man (~6000 words, discussion of consent issues/drug addiction) is a real gem though. The relationship between Matt Albie and Danny Tripp is one of the few things that the show does well, and this explores it beautifully, without glossing over the strain that addiction can place on a friendship. This left me nodding my head, and features a lovely Harriet Hayes.

Friday Night Lights

Considering the awesomeness of this show, and all of its characters, there is surprisingly little fic out there, so it's glorious to get so much of quality this Yuletide. My favourite is All About Me (1,500 words, no warnings), in which Jess Merriweather thinks about the fact that she wanted to be QB1 for the Dallas Cowboys, and how women fit in, or don't, to the world of Dillon football.

There is a little bit of fic out there exploring the ways that being gay might intersect with life in a socially conservative small town, and with the world of football. When the World Comes In (4,100 words, no warnings) explores a relationship between Luke Cafferty and Vince Howard, and what coming out means, and might mean, for them and the people they know. It's lovely, and hopeful, without handwaving away the attitudes of the people around them.

If Friday Night Lights has a tragic hero, then it's Tim Riggins. Visitation (2,200 words, no warnings) is a gem of a story about Coach Taylor visiting Tim in prison. I haven't seen any of season five yet, and if the show's writers found a way to make this happen, then I would be very happy.

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