merryghoul: doctor clara hugging (doctor clara hugging)
2017-09-27 10:20 pm
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if you are so interested (re: Yuletide)

I've posted my Yuletide letter here (it's backdated). Fandoms: The Bletchley Circle, Call the Midwife, Raven's Home, Preacher (TV), Westworld (TV), Fallen London.

This is, unless I change my mind at the eleventh hour, everything that I'm requesting for Yuletide.
merryghoul: bird in head (bird in head)
2017-09-23 07:41 pm

Yuletide letter 2017

Hi, Yuletide writer! I'm [ profile] merryghoul. I have a few media accounts here and there, but if you want to see what I'm into fic-wise, you can check out my Pinboard: [ profile] merryghoul.

Likes and DNWs )

The Bletchley Circle )

Call the Midwife )

Raven's Home )

Preacher (TV) )

Westworld (TV) )

Fallen London )

Happy Yuletide, writer! So excited to see what you're writing for me.
merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
2017-09-08 12:02 pm

things part whateverish

1) Still writing for [community profile] femslashex. Without hinting at what I'm actually writing, I didn't expect to be writing what I'm writing. But it's finally coming together.

2) Already nominated fandoms for Yuletide. I am boring, and I pretty much nominated what I've nominated in the past except for shifting around Fallen London and Preacher (the TV show) characters. I would list what I've nominated somewhere, but apparently at [community profile] yuletide/[ profile] yuletide there isn't a nomination coordination post yet? Huh. Not getting into starting a post at those comms for that, because there has been stupid wank over who should do what posts at those comms, and I don't want a part of it.

3) I've been looking at some of my old fic. Some of it makes me cringe, but with other fics, I see some possibilities not explored when I was, say, trying to get blackouts for these mostly now-dead bingo challenges. I recently republished and edited a Torchwood fic (Gwen/Suzie) I wrote for AU Bingo, Angst Bingo, and the Porn Battle. I took out some of the more attempts to be "lyrical" (because I can't imagine someone suffering from Stockholm syndrome saying "I know I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome," or something like that) as well as Americanisms (there was an "ass" in the fic when it should've been "arse"). But I still liked the idea of the fic--Gwen still being under the influence of Suzie's gambit from "They Keep Killing Suzie," long after the events of Miracle Day. And I wanted to expand on that fic on what happened to Jack and Rex. So I decided to sign up to [personal profile] spook_me yet again so I can expand on that fic, and I guess Suzie can count as a mad scientist?

tl;dr: I've decided to do Spook Me to expand on an old Torchwood fic. Even if, in 2017, few people will read a non-Jack/Ianto Torchwood fic.
merryghoul: bird in head (bird in head)
2017-09-04 05:14 pm

Torchwood fic: Stockholm Syndrome

Title: Stockholm Syndrome (Porn Battle link is the original version of this fic) | AO3 | Teaspoon
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Gwen/Suzie
Word Count: ~500
Prompt:[community profile] au_bingo: underwater;[ profile] angst_bingo: Stockholm syndrome; Porn Battle: darkness, ghost, torch
Summary: This isn't real.
A/N: Takes place in a TKKS dream world but does mention events from MD. Inspired by Ember A. Keelty's "The Moth Women" (Teaspoon and links at [community profile] fancake). Originally published 8 February 2012. Edited 4 September 2017 for SPAG issues.

Read more... )
merryghoul: River closeup (River closeup)
2017-08-19 12:20 am

Doctor Who (2005) fic: Fugitive Pilot

It is midnight my time, but there's a baseball game I'm watching that doesn't end until around 1 AM, and I decided to just go ahead and post my [community profile] unconventionalcourtship fic to the comm already.

Title: Fugitive Pilot
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Pairing/Characters: Heather ("The Pilot")/Bill Potts, River Song
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 3338


Watching her potential girlfriend constantly ask about leaving her surroundings is Bill Potts’ worst nightmare...until she and the would-be girlfriend are kidnapped by River Song. River knows a sentient creature wants Heather Carew out of the picture. Until River can get them all to safety, all that stands between Heather and fusion is canteen assistant Bill.

Moments away from unintentionally fusing with a sentient creature, Heather's life is turned upside down. Now the woman she's always considered her new friend has transformed into some kind of sexy special agent. Bill is prepared to do anything to stop the creature and secure Heather’s safety. But who's keeping Heather’s heart safe from Bill?

(Summary modified from Fugitive Bride by Paula Graves.)

Notes: Longer notes on AO3, but in short, this is a canon divergence AU set during "The Pilot."

Link: AO3
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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 )