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Apr. 5th, 2017 11:12 am
merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
I should post this now, before it’s too late.

I’m heading towards taking (mostly) a break from fandom for a bit. I don’t want to talk too much about my real life, but I want to focus on my real life for a bit. That and, to be honest, I’m really jaded with TV/book/media fandom at the moment. It’s not a specific person; it’s just me.

Maybe I’ll come back. Maybe I won’t. IDK.

I probably won’t do that review of The Diary of River Song 2 I promised a while back. I will be around to do the [livejournal.com profile] who_daily newsletter, but that’s it. And I’m also doing Jukebox, mostly because it’s not based on ongoing canons with writers/showrunners/other creators. I do know I want to take the summer off. So no big bangs, summer exchanges, or whatnot for me.
merryghoul: doctor clara hugging (doctor clara hugging)
This is what I wrote for it:

Not a Friend (875 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ohila (Doctor Who), Twelfth Doctor, Missy (Doctor Who)
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Post-Episode: s08e12 Death in Heaven, Episode: s09e01 The Magician's Apprentice, Prequel
Summary: How Ohila helped the Doctor disappear, and how Missy received his confession dial.

Not crossposting, because I don't feel like it, and there's a post at the comm I can link to for today's newsletter. But I'm going to post the story on DW for posterity.

Not a Friend )
merryghoul: River closeup (River closeup)
The monthly rec challenge.

...[A] reclist of fifteen works (stories, meta, art, vids, etc.) corresponding to these prompts. You can use one, two, or all three prompts for your reclist, as long as you have fifteen recs overall. To qualify for the challenge every recommendation on your list must have an explanation of how it pertains to the prompt and why you like it and want to rec it.

This time, I didn't get lazy and I went back to my usual habit of stripping out the table background and changing the table color from white to black.





hugs secret identity discovered medication


Anyway, I focused this time on the "hugs" prompt. Fifteen recs with hugging in them, all art, all Doctor Who.

the recs )
merryghoul: five + peri (five peri coa 1)
The rules for February: if you comment on this post, you get a postage stamp: a 2x2 grid of randomly chosen prompts (for the purposes of this challenge, one of the prompts is always a Wild Card). You then complete and submit one fill that combines all four prompts.

My square. Can't promise I'll do anything with it, since I'm in a bit of a writing rut at the moment, but I snatched up the square just in case.



WILD CARD
bullet wounds
heat exhaustion /
heat stroke
deals with demons


merryghoul: macrons stack (macaons stack)
I really wanted to write Bletchley Circle fanfic, but my brain can't fic anything worth a damn for Bletchley Circle. So here is a manip, under the cut, for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest.

Title: Steam Computer
Artist: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: The Bletchley Circle
Pairing/Characters: Susan & Millie
Rating/Category: G/Gen
Prompt: Bletchley Circle, The, Susan & or / Millie, steampunk
Notes/Warnings: also on AO3

the cut )
merryghoul: lagertha I will kill you (lagertha I will kill you)
For the 2015 edition of [community profile] femslashex I wrote a fic called "Earl and Maid." I'll have to admit, when I decided to pick up a couple of prompts at [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest, I snagged them up because they were fandoms I was familiar with, and I wanted to write more non-Doctor Who femslash. I thought the Vikings prompt I picked up reminded me a lot of "Earl and Maid," so I decided to write a sequel to that fic, this time incorporating canon from Season 4 of Vikings. This is what I came up with:

I Might Have Been Queen (1413 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vikings (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Relationships: Lagertha/Siggy (Vikings)
Characters: Lagertha (Vikings), Siggy (Vikings), Aslaug (Vikings), Sigurd (Vikings), Ubbe (Vikings), Ivar (Vikings), Odin
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canonical Character Death, Spoilers
Series: Part 2 of Earl to Queen
Summary: Lagertha becomes queen of Kattegat with Siggy by her side.
merryghoul: john luther (john luther)
Plugging a few comms where I participate from time to time, as well as some where I plan to write fic for during the next month-ish or so.

[community profile] fic_promptly -- comment fic comm, still thriving, although not as active as it once was
[community profile] femslashficlets and [livejournal.com profile] femslash100-- femslash drabble/ficlet comms
[community profile] seasonofkink -- currently having a seasonal mini-challenge; deadline is 14th February
[livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest -- currently having, well, their ficathon fest until 31 January
merryghoul: mel III take off your clothes (mel III take off your clothes)
I missed day 11 because I swear when I checked my friends feed this morning, I didn't see any posts.

Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


But I can briefly give a creator rec to my absolute favorite smut writer in Doctor Who fandom, [personal profile] nonelvis. She doesn't always write smut, but she has the ability to write smut for so many different pairings and make it hot.

I've recced her work on fancake, het_reccers twice, and calufrax twice. So, yeah, I really like her stuff.

She usually lists where her works can be found at the top of her fics, but they can be found at the following sites: [personal profile] nonelvis, [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis, [archiveofourown.org profile] nonelvis, and nonelvis on the Doctor Who archive A Teaspoon and an Open Mind.
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (River sonic screwdriver comics)
Heads up: it's sex pollen.

I'm also going to use this time to use a cut, since this also has sexual content as well as issues of (fictional) consent.

Read more... )
merryghoul: naked river is naked (unexpected naked river)
My Shakespeare quotes table for [community profile] femslashficlets, that is. Various fandoms, various ratings, and some ficlets have been posted here to my journal before (but not all of them are posted here). It can be read by going to my table here or going to the AO3 collection for this table here (where it's easier to figure out the ratings and fandoms for all the ficlets).
merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Okay, so I was planning to post this today anyway after writing this before I went to bed. All I did was change a word when I woke up because I felt the word I was using didn't exist when this drabble is set. That said, here is said drabble:

Live With Us (100 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vikings (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Astrid/Lagertha (Vikings)
Characters: Astrid (Vikings), Lagertha (Vikings)
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Drabble, Hunters & Hunting, Pets
Series: Part 10 of Shakespeare Quotes for Femslash Ficlets: General Claim
Summary: Lagertha and how she met her owl.

(I promise I'll link my [community profile] femslashficlets table to my journal once it's done. Three more drabbles and I'm done with said table. \o/)
merryghoul: NYC (NYC 1)
Day 6

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

I kinda do have a fannish wish list. I don't have faith any of it will get done, but I'll post the list anyway.

  • Art for "Invasion of the Ice Warriors" since I've always wanted art after losing the original art when the artist deleted their LJ.
  • A rec list of Vikings (the History TV show) fics--I'd prefer anything set in the canon universe instead of non-canon divergent AUs for this fandom. Any pairing or gen.
  • Recommendations of Big Finish's Doctor Who audio books. Would prefer recs for the Fifth, Sixth, or Seventh Doctor in the main range (mostly because I've heard some of Eight's run in the main range), but if there's something spectacular outside of the main range featuring Five, Six, Seven, and/or Eight (especially Eight's various stand-alone series), please sell me on them. (Note: I've heard The Diary of River Song, Vol. 1, and I plan to listen to Vol. 2 next week.)
  • merryghoul: fivey (fivey)
    It's been a while since I've done [community profile] snowflake_challenge, and I'd really like to do some of the challenges this year. I say some because day two's activity is to share something in fandom that has changed your life, and I don't feel very passionate about some of the fannish things that lead me to fandom any more. I'm skipping that day. And I won't mention day 4's friending activity here, as I'll add some people through the challenge or from something else. But right now I'm posting day 1, 3, and 5.

    Day 1 )

    Day 3 )

    Day 5 )
    merryghoul: River closeup (River closeup)
    This fic was originally posted on 22 December 2011 for [livejournal.com profile] christmasbang on LJ, a now defunct Christmas-themed bang, obviously. I decided to repost this to clean up some of the HTML and because I wanted the hyperlinks to reflect my username change without redirects. The header has also been changed because the artist who worked on the art for this fic deleted their journal. (And there's nothing to warn for in this fic, really.) I never saved the art, alas.

    Title: Invasion of the Ice Warriors | AO3 | Teaspoon (new link)
    Fandom: Doctor Who
    Word Count: 5237
    Rating: PG
    Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River
    Summary: The Doctor and River are in Paris to spend a Christmas together. A sudden snowfall hits Paris, and it's up to the Doctor and River to find out who's behind the snowfall. But there may be more forces at work against them both....

    Invasion of the Ice Warriors )
    merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
    Fandoms: Luther (TV), Mr. Robot (2), Burn Notice (3), American Horror Story: Freak Show, American Vampire, James Asher Vampire Series, Vampire Babylon.

    There are spoilers in this post for all these fandoms, so tread carefully if you're not caught up.

    did not mean for the cut text to be above that part above, sorry )
    merryghoul: car in LA (car)
    I was not expecting to have a rec list that was going to have around sixty-six recs. I guess it's because this year I looked for more fic in book fandoms and because I did get around to seeing at least one of Yuletide's "big for Yuletide" fandoms (Ghostbusters 2016).

    Recs listed under the cut. After reveals, I'm going to add them to my Pinboard account.

    And feel free to correct me on any goofs I've made in my linking or my headers; I think I caught them all before I published this in public, but I might've missed something.

    Fandoms: Rosemary and Thyme, Duel after a Masquerade Ball - Jean-Léon Gérôme (painting), Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, American Horror Story: Hotel, The Americans (TV 2013), Cheese (Anthropomorfic), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Bletchley Circle, Brooklyn (2015), Call the Midwife, Crimson Peak, Ex-Machina (2015), Fail_Fandomanon RPF, Fallen London, Flatliners (1990), Ghostbusters (2016), The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Heathers (1988), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke, Look Around You, Lost Boys (Movies), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta. Tingleverse, The Sandman (Comics), Sharknado (Movies), Sleeping Beauty (1959), Tarot (Divination Cards), The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, What We Do in the Shadows, Ancient Egyptian Religion, The Breakfast Club (1985), Fantasia (1940), Deadpool (2016), Neko Atsume, and A Year and A Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch.

    Read more... )

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