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 [ profile] femslash100-- femslash drabble/ficlet comms
[community profile] seasonofkink -- currently having a seasonal mini-challenge; deadline is 14th February
[ 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, [ profile] nonelvis, [ 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: 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 sonic screwdriver comics (parker cereal habit)
    As I've said before, my Beauty and the Beast story, Enchanted Life, is one of my most popular Yuletide stories ever, and I'm still humbled by all the comments. This comment by geri_chan recently touched me:

    I loved seeing Mrs. Potts standing up to the Beast in a stern and motherly fashion, and it made me think that maybe it's thanks to her that he became someone that Belle could love--sort of awakening a seed of potential in him, perhaps, though Belle is the one who developed it further and broke the curse?

    I also quite liked seeing Mrs. Potts's strength as she deals with the Beast and the castle staff, and the way it's contrasted with the touch of vulnerability she shows in her sleep, which is very lovely and bittersweet. (I'm glad we know that she eventually gets a happy ending!)

    I know I'm not the most verbose of people when it comes to fanworks, but I'm always grateful for positive comments on anything I do.
    merryghoul: NYC (NYC 2)
    Short, but:

    To my circle/friends on DW & LJ:

    You are all awesome and lovely people, and I want you call to stay that way.

    [personal profile] merryghoul
    merryghoul: mike fi loading (mike fi loading)
    I'm really in a Burn Notice groove right now, so forgive me.

    (I also work on a newsletter on Saturdays, so this is why it's taking me a bit of time.)

    The downside of following Burn Notice is that there are 98 episodes, six seasons in the can and another one coming up (to put the show over 100 episodes and making it one of USA's few shows to reach that milestone). The upside is that, if you watch a few episodes, you do get what the show's about, despite the changes in Michael's burn notice arc over the seasons. (Currently we're at "Michael rejoins the EVIL CIA, much to the chagrin of his mother, friends and especially girlfriend.") The only thing that might throw you off is the addition of Jesse, a spy Michael accidentally burns in season 4. Other than that, well, feel free to jump into this show's canon anytime.

    Some show related meta follows, although a lot of it is sorely out of date and mentions characters that have since been given the Chuck Cunningham treatment or have actually been taken out of or literally killed off the show.

    First fandom overview @ crack_van by [ profile] wizefics
    Second fandom overview @ crack_van by [ profile] jebbypal
    Fandom overview @ smallfandomfest by [ profile] iamrosalita
    Sam Axe shipper manifesto @ het_reccers by [profile] rise_your_dead
    Fiona/Sam shipper manifesto @ ship_manifesto by [profile] rise_your_dead
    Fiona/Michael shipper manifesto @ het_reccers by [ profile] abvj
    Michael and Fiona: Saving the World, One Hand Grenade at a Time by me! (I need to update this!)
    merryghoul: mike fi yogurt (mike fi yogurt)
    I've decided to ask [personal profile] hollymarchosias for some of her gifs for this. (She's a friend and she ends up doing a lot of my big bang artwork.) It's not exactly what I wanted to do for this, but this will suffice for the time being.

    [personal profile] hollymarchosias and I like Fiona Glenanne from Burn Notice. And personally I like when Fiona can get a few sexual innuendoes under the radar. Here are some of them in gif form.

    gifs )


    Jan. 10th, 2013 10:26 pm
    merryghoul: NYC (NYC 2)
    a c/p before Fandom Snowflake Challenge this evening and a first foray into writing Arrow fanfic

    Title: Archers | AO3
    Fandom: Arrow
    Rating: PG
    Length: 731 words
    Content notes: no standard notes apply
    Author notes: for the 2013 Yuletide New Year's Resolution collection; commence eventual Jossing of this fic
    Summary: Oliver, as the Hood, needs Laurel's help to find out who the Dark Archer is.

    Archers )
    merryghoul: fi better than your faves (fi better than your faves)
    Today is rec a fandom creator post day. My post isn't going to be long or detailed, just a short flail with some recs.

    There are very few Burn Notice writers I like. The ones I really like, however, are [personal profile] scripted_sra and [profile] rise_your_dead/[ profile] Missy. I like their approaches to Burn Notice canon; I find them refreshing than some of the other takes I've seen. (I won't really mention a lot of those other takes, but I will say they're largely at

    (Another note: AO3 will be down as I post the AO3 recs, so sorry about that.)

    it gets long here )
    merryghoul: carnival ride (carnival ride)
    This is not a goal, like the challenge says, but goals.

    1. stop acting like Chicken Little
    2. I did complete my Lesbian Movie Title Drabble collection. I had to put it off because a lot of the drabbles I wrote were for [community profile] fandom_stocking, but it's done. So: post the links to [community profile] femslash100. (AO3 will be down as I post this, so you won't be able to see this, not immediately.)

    My Lesbian Movie Title Drabble Collection (Leverage) (2000 words) by V
    Chapters: 20/20
    Fandom: Leverage
    Rating: Explicit
    Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Sophie Devereaux/Parker, Tara Cole/Sophie Devereaux/Parker, Tara Cole/Parker, Maggie Collins/Sophie Devereaux, Tara Cole/Sophie Devereaux
    Characters: Sophie Devereaux, Parker (Leverage), Tara Cole, Alec Hardison, Maggie Collins
    Summary: My claim for femslash100, made at Dreamwidth.

    3. Actually do my Galentine's Day fic.
    4. Remember the comm's name is [community profile] galentinesday.
    5. Do my [ profile] recast_bb fic.
    6. Do my [community profile] casestory fic.
    7. Sign up for either one or two stories for [community profile] au_bigbang.
    8. Sign up for at least one [community profile] dark_fest fic.
    9. PORN BATTLE. Of course.
    10. Sign up for [community profile] kink_bingo.
    11. Sign up for [personal profile] spook_me.
    12. Do Yuletide.

    That's all I have planned at the moment. I'll try to pace myself and also not sign up for every big bang ever this year at least.
    merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (donna 1)
    [community profile] fan_flashworks: fanwork challenges with amnesties that occur every 10 days or so

    [community profile] fancake: themed fandom recs without sign ups

    [community profile] casestory: 10K minimum casefic writing challenge; signups are now, and silly me, I've decided to do a Burn Notice fic for this challenge
    merryghoul: suzie gwen docks, tkks (suzie gwen docks)
    1) For the Fandom Snowflake Challenge, I decided to check out this fic for the fifth day:

    Love in a Time of Zombies (1974 words) by Shanola
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Walking Dead (comic)
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Relationships: Glenn/Maggie Greene
    Characters: Glenn (Walking Dead), Maggie Greene
    Summary: The five stages of love: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

    2) I finally completed my list of Torchwood fanworks on DW (and some AO3 links); it is here.
    merryghoul: zoe mark window (zoe mark window)
    I'm probably going to repeat a few things I wanted from last year. Hope that's okay.

    1. Recs for Mike/Rachel or Donna/Rachel fics for Suits and/or femslash recs for Once Upon a Time.
    2. A Fifth Doctor doll of some sort.
    3. A fanmix for either the highly improbable Fiona Glenanne from Burn Notice (since the fandom's active, but not huge) or the Evil Queen (not Regina in Storybrook) from OUAT.

    ...if I can think of more I will add them as needed.
    merryghoul: five + peri (five peri coa 1)
    I was going to talk about something that happened on an old fic on AO3 yesterday, but why rehash something negative when I can focus on positive things? After what happened to me on AO3, I decided to befriend [personal profile] joking. Reading [personal profile] joking's work made my waking day much better. :)

    Also, obligatory link to [community profile] fan_flashworks piece, an Arrow fic, here.
    merryghoul: fifth doctor (five coa 1)
    In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

    Under the cut: four fanworks from my Delicious account that I need to weed (tags and fanfics) focusing on rare parings in Human Target (canceled Fox show)/Leverage, Torchwood, the Evil Dead series and Classic Who.

    recs that also ended up being R to NC-17 because IDK )
    merryghoul: fi better than your faves (fi better than your faves)
    Yep, it's back, this time at [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

    In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

    Under the cut is a a mix of four fanfics and a vid I did last year. I've included the AO3 links, but these fics are also on my LiveJournal and Dreamwidth. They're favorites of mine--not ignored (and I can pull up a few that have been), but not hugely popular (like this, my most popular AO3 fic last year)

    Read more... )

    Later today: Yuletide fic reveals. I will clutter your friends list for the next two weeks or so. I'm sorry.


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