merryghoul: clara ashildr 2 (clara ashildr 2)
2017-06-26 09:23 am

Change of plans (thoughts about this series of Doctor Who, and Unconventional Courtship plans)

Locked because I don’t want it to appear on Who Daily, as it’s a proclamation of plans. To be safe, if I bork the friends-lock, please don't put this on today's edition, Who Daily Editor of the Day. And, um, yay, writing hiatus over? Until maybe Femslash Exchange and Yuletide?

Now unlocked! But if you're not a fan of discussing race and/or queerness in science fiction, give this post a pass.

Read more... )
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (Default)
2017-06-17 02:52 pm

there should of been a title here, but I was listening to Wings, so let's go with: "Love in Song"

The one day I go out on a Saturday and do morning errands, forget to check Dreamwidth for a while, and [community profile] unconventionalcourtship finally opens up for signups.



This year, I'm thinking of something similar to a Harlequin Desire or Harlequin Presents summary. Leaning towards a Harlequin Desire where the plot was originally "billionaire impregnates hotel employee," but that could change, because I think way too much about how fpreg can possibly work and about Me's feelings towards losing her children in canon. The pairing will either be Clara/Me or Missy/River. Although I don't know about a possible Missy/River child. Different, yes, but I don't know if it's my kind of thing or not.

The penultimate episode of this series of Doctor Who made me change my plans entirely! Read here.
merryghoul: the knightmare (the knightmare)
2017-06-07 05:47 pm

Jukebox: gifts and reveal

I noticed fics were already revealed on AO3, and did I miss another "authors revealed post" at another comm? IDK. lol, apparently I worked on this before the reveal announcement, never mind.

I wrote this fic for [archiveofourown.org profile] sweetcarolanne for Jukebox. It's based off of "Tiger" by ABBA:

What If I Eat You? (1365 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tiger - ABBA (Song)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Los Angeles, 1970s, Shapeshifting, Disco, Chases, American Football, Cannibalism, POV First Person, Threats of Violence, Aftermath of Violence, Non-Graphic Violence
Summary: I'm gonna tell you a little bit about myself while I make up my mind on whether I'm gonna eat you or not.

These were my gifts. My main is based off of the video for "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" (song by Father John Misty):

Ceremonies (3267 words) by morganya
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings - Father John Misty (Music Video)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Additional Tags: Serial Killers, Terminal Illnesses, Ghost Sex
Summary: She can't stay away from funerals.

I received a gift based on the video for "Out of the Woods" (song by Taylor Swift):

True Blue (200 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift (Music Video)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Double Drabble
Summary: The shore—a lovely site for weddings—is a liminal space: both land and sea. As such, it is also a threshold, a bridge, between the physical and the spiritual worlds.
merryghoul: the knightmare (the knightmare)
2017-06-03 08:55 am

Smut Swap--gift and reveal

I'm sorry this is so tardy, but I think I missed a post (or maybe there wasn't one) about Smut Swap reveals. Otherwise I wouldn't have written this so late.

This was my gift for Smut Swap:

Down Time (1113 words) by citrinesunset
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: River Song
Additional Tags: Masturbation, Female Ejaculation, Pervertibles, Porn Watching
Summary: River takes advantage of a quiet moment for some off-label use of the sonic screwdriver.

This is what I wrote for Smut Swap, for [archiveofourown.org profile] SegaBarrett:

Life After (1438 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Game of Thrones (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Ramsay Bolton/Theon Greyjoy, Ramsay Bolton/Reek
Characters: Ramsay Bolton, Theon Greyjoy, Reek (ASoIaF), Yara Greyjoy
Additional Tags: Itching Powder, Genital Torture, Anal, Knifeplay, Verbal Humiliation, Situational Humiliation, Rape Aftermath
Summary: A moment from Theon's life inside Winterfell with Ramsay, and a moment where he struggles with the aftermath with Yara.

I'll try to be more timely with Jukebox reveals.

I don't know if I'm doing any other exchanges soon. I am mulling some ficathons, though--Unconventional Courtship and Iddy Iddy Bang Bang. I keep thinking I want to write cracky fpreg. I don't know if I'll do it, though.
merryghoul: arya side profile (arya side profile)
2017-06-02 10:42 am

Heads up: Delicious is going into read-only mode

I don't know how many people still actively use Delicious at this point, since it's been sold and mismanaged by so many people. But the guy who runs Pinboard bought Delicious (seriously), and he's announced Delicious will be in read-only mode on June 15. That means you can't save bookmarks to Delicious, but you can read your Delicious bookmarks or read other Delicious bookmarks on other accounts.

The guy who runs Pinboard is promising to fix the export link to Delicious if you want to save your Delicious bookmarks elsewhere. He's also offering the opportunity to purchase a Delicious account, which is now $11 a year (if you didn't purchase a Pinboard account before there was a yearly fee applied to accounts).
merryghoul: clara under the lake (clara under the lake)
2017-05-24 04:00 pm

Heads up: Imzy is shutting down

News here, and also Imzy sent emails to users.

I never really did anything there, ha. I did already crosspost and post to AO3 the one drabble I did for an Imzy comm, so I'm good.

Myself, I'm going to put a note on my Imzy and call it time there.
merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
2017-04-05 11:12 am

(.)

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: bird in head (bird in head)
2017-03-22 01:06 pm

Promo: Jukebox

For anyone interested:


Poster for the Jukebox exchange, including a picture of a jukebox and URLs for the challenge. Links to AO3 collection
merryghoul: doctor clara hugging (doctor clara hugging)
2017-03-11 08:12 am

2017 dw_guestfest fic (Doctor Who): Not a Friend

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)
2017-03-07 08:30 am

HC Bingo March 2017 amnesty challenge

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)
2017-02-04 06:44 pm

HC Bingo February 2017 amnesty challenge

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)
2017-01-24 11:34 pm

Fanart: The Bletchley Circle, Susan & Millie, steampunk

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)
2017-01-14 05:35 pm

Fic: Vikings (TV), I MIght Have Been Queen

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)
2017-01-12 08:54 am

Day 12: fannish resources

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)
2017-01-12 12:09 am

Day 11: creator rec

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)
2017-01-10 10:24 am

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 10: favorite trope and Doctor Who recs

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)
2017-01-09 06:09 pm

THE TABLE IS FINISHED

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).