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My fic master list is at Dreamwidth, sorted by fandom: index updated through 4/19/2015.

For convenience, most of my fic is also up at faviconjedibuttercup and Twisting the Hellmouth.
Other links that may be of interest: My Librarything | 2015 Reading List | 2015 Viewing List.

Find my latest Dear Author letters here: 2015 Not Primetime Player | 2014 Dear Yulegoat

Most of my personal posts are under friends-lock, and I don't friend back very often; nothing personal, I have the alerts off, so I just don't tend to notice unless someone comments, or we cross paths elsewhere. So by all means, feel free to speak your mind. :-)
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detective carter

Dear Prime Time Player 2015:

First of all, thank you for participating in not_primetime! I look forward to reading my gift.

Please don't stress; I'm easy to please. Whatever you enjoy writing? I'll probably enjoy reading. I like people with layers, and watching them engage intelligently with each other is always a good time for me, whatever they're up to. I am equally pleased by stories written close to canon, or divergent AUs, or crossovers with other shows/movies/books I know. I only have a few no-go's, which I'd prefer you avoid: incest, deliberate betrayal of trust between partners, character humiliation, and non-consensual sex. Anything else from fluff to angst is OK, as long as the plot resolves in a positive fashion somehow (I prefer not to close a story feeling depressed).

If you want to stalk me, this is my main journal; my fic index post is at DW, or you can find me at faviconjedibuttercup.


I hope I've given you some things to be thoughtful about, rather than boxing you in. Just have fun writing whatever you're writing, and I'll love whatever you give me. Thank you again!
michelle rodriguez

Fic: Skirmish; A Parley Sounded (PG-13; F&F, Letty-centric, Brian/Vince)

PG-13; interlude before Fast & Furious. 5800 words. Letty/Dom, Brian/Vince; 3rd of Much Ado About Racing.

It wouldn't be the same without Dom. But the world hadn't stood still last time, either. Time to go home, and see what the family had been up to while she was gone.

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(x-posted to quarter_mile and at AO3)
buffy bothered

Ah, The Classic "I'm Bad at Summaries" Excuse ...

I swear, I cringe every time I see that line in a fanfic summary. NEXT!

But ... I'm having that problem myself, at the moment. The closer I get to the end of Never Look Back, the more I realize how utterly uninformative the story summary, and indeed the Lesser Men Saga series summary, is:

"Then Shall The Chosen Make Their Choices Four": who ever said 'no rest for the wicked' had it all backwards.

I just have no real idea how else to describe that long-in-the-finishing byzantine canon-divergent tropemonster. Those few of you who still follow it - how would you describe the story? I swear I'll credit you for the description; I just want to have something more interesting there to lure in the never-read-WIPs folks when I finally wrap the thing! *pleading eyes*
lake house

Fic Questions Meme

As my last meme has run out, and I'm trying to keep the journaling habit going this year, I've snagged another one that's been going 'round. (Though I've struck out one question; I'm leaving it in for posterity's sake, but I very seldom actually use a beta.)

Drop the title of one of my fics and a number (see questions below) in my comment box, and I will tell you:

1. What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
2. What’s my favorite part of the fic?
3. What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
4. What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
5. What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
6. Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
7. Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
8. Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
9. Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
10. If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
11. If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
12. Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
13. What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
14. If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
15. Any other question about the fic!
never look back

Fic Update: Never Look Back (25/32)

I've been fighting with this chapter for months, trying to keep all the threads of the story straight; but I'm finally just calling it. If I have to make corrections later, so be it! Part of the concluding scene was obviously inspired by a recent popular movie. Also, the oath in this chapter is borrowed from S.M. Stirling's Change series, because it struck me just right for the purpose.

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Die is Cast

(Chapter also posted at the AO3.)
terra nova

Fic: Applying Leverage: Part II (PG-13; B:tVS/Terra Nova)

PG-13, Terra Nova/B:tVS. 2400 words; part of the Dancing with Dinosaurs series.

Maybe, if they took out enough of his support, Lucas would agree to talk? Buffy could only hope.

Applying Leverage: Part I

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(x-posted at AO3)
beware fainting fits

Bookmark: The Compleat 2015 Reading List

2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)
2014 - 130 Books (averaging 391.13 pages)

Total books and average pages remained roughly consistent in 2014, working out to about 149 pages per day, though individual books varied greatly. There were a few novellas or graphic novels under 100 pages in there, and three over 1000 pages, one of which I actually read in bits and pieces between other things for months. In other stats: 7 were nonfiction this time; 27 were re-reads; and 12 were graphic novels.

So here we go, embarking on Year Nine of book tracking!

Book stats through #38 include: 5 nonfiction; 4 rereads; 2 poetry; 0 graphic novels.

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die hard

Fic: A Father's Duty (PG-13; Die Hard/B:tVS, gen)

PG-13; A Good Day to Die Hard/B:tVS. 1300 words, 4th in the Hard Duties sequence.

"Oh, I'm just going to Moscow to find Jack," John muttered under his breath, mocking his last conversation with his daughter. "What do I need the arsenal for? Just couple of stakes in case I get cornered in an alley; don't worry, Lucy, I'll be fine. Ha! Should have known."

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(x-posted to AO3)
wacky fun

Bookmark: 2015 Viewing List

View Tracking Year Eight! See 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 for past lists.

If I round all TV episodes (whether live or DVD) up to the nearest half-hour mark and all movies to two hours total, then add in repeat viewings, in 2014 I watched 756.5 total hours of on-screen entertainment, an average of 2.07 hours/day.

By comparison, I watched 842.5 hours in 2013 (2.31 hours/day), 920 hours in 2012 (2.52 hrs/day), 785 hours in 2011, 777 in 2010, 677 in 2009, and 653 in 2008. So... still more than before I moved the elliptical machine in front of the box, but otherwise the lowest since before 2010.

Bookmark Post: TV and Movies Watched in 2015Collapse )
sam fanfic

Fic Year in Review - 2014

Well. 2014 wasn't brighter than 2013. For obvious reasons. I pretty much wrote nothing until April, and my output was pretty uneven after that. I think I still did OK under the circumstances, though; only about fifteen thousand words less than last year, overall. And I did update a very old WIP. As in, previously last updated in 2006. So, some progress?

Moving onward!

2014 Fanfiction TotalsCollapse )

Breakdown of Fic, by Category and Length:Collapse )

The Year In ReviewCollapse )

Past analysis posts: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010| 2009 | 2008 | 2007: Part I & Part II | 2006

Fic: (give me) things that don't get lost [Expendables; T; Lee/Barney]

T; Expendables 3, 2000 words. Mild Barney Ross/Lee Christmas. Fic #2 for Yuletide 2014.

"This isn't just about Caesar, is it? You haven't been the same since Billy. You never really talked about that, either."

(give me) things that don't get lost

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for fullmoon02)

Fic: The Secret To Building Momentum (Is To Take One Day at a Time) [Dresden Files; T]

T; Dresden Files, 5600 words. AU; Harry & Marcone meet differently. Fic #1 for Yuletide 2014.

For years, I'd lived under a death sentence for defending my own life. Who was I to throw stones at someone else who'd seen the trap he was mired in and chose to rip it down and start over?

The Secret To Building Momentum (Is To Take One Day at a Time)

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for shadownashira)

Merry Yuletide!

Just a quick check-in to say Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating today. Mom and I killed Christmas Eve with cheese and crackers, a bottle of wine, and a couple of Christmas action movies (Die Hard and Lethal Weapon). We'll do presents in ... uh, about seven hours? ... with bro and sis-in-law and the littles.

In the meantime, though, I did manage to write two stories for Yuletide this year, both in fandoms I've written for before. And I received:

History of Bleeding - 6427 words, rated T, Bullet to the Head (2012)

I asked for a story about fathers and daughters this year because I have feels on the subject, for obvious reasons. And my Yuletide Author delivered in spades! Gritty just like the movie, but thoughtful and very well written and made me smile, if a little mistily.

Jedi 1, Bears 0

Finally defeated the bears at 5:00am this morning (five hours before deadline) and posted my Yuletide story! Not sure if I'll get any treats out this year, but I'll do a skim of the requests list to see if anything leaps out. If not, I'll stick my nose back to the Wishlist grindstone. RL's just been... more of a stumbling block than usual this year.

Also going to see The Hobbit: BOTFA tonight. I'd say "no spoilers please", but ha ha, the book is how old? Pretty sure I know how it's going to end, though it'll be interesting to see if there's any clueless folks in the theater. *rubbing hands together* For all its flaws, PJ's Middle Earth has been amazingly and heart-grabbingly immersive for me. It's a shame it's at an end.

Still fifteen days open on my January talk meme, if there's anything about me or my writing that you want to know!
tony stark

Fic: And To You Your Wassail, Too (B:tVS/Avengers; PG)

PG; Buffy x Avengers, 3000 words. Post Thor 2, continuing the Best Job Share Ever? 'verse. For Day 4.

Buffy probably should have realized, long before the name Mjølnir ever left her lips, that comparing the sentient hammer to JARVIS would lead inexorably to hammer-related mayhem.

And To You Your Wassail, Too

(Linked @ wishlist_fic and AO3; written for avamclean)

The "Ask Me Anything" Meme

I noticed that December talk meme going around; but this is not a good month for me, given all the other givens. But I've also seen that others are cleverly rebranding it as the January meme! That, I think I can handle.

So! Pick a date in January. Pick a topic. On the date you choose I will post something about that topic. It can be writing-related (headcanon, faves, frustrations, etc.) or it can branch into other fandom questions, books I read, things I watch, places I've been, cats, photos, other hobbies, opinions; whatever you want. If a topic is uncomfortable for me or I just don't have anything to say for whatever reason, I may ask you to make a second choice. If you want to request more than one topic, pick a different day for each.

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All questions are now filled, and available under friendslock on the .meme tag.
nick burkhardt

Fic: Night of the Living Frustration - Part II [Dresden/Grimm, gen]

PG-13, Dresden Files/Grimm; 3300 words. Post-"White Night"/Season 2 finale. For Day 2 of 2014.

Following Detective Burkhardt as he chased a raving woman through the rooms above the coffee shop, I was reminded of that old PSA about the egg and the frying pan. You know the one: This Is Your Brain On Drugs.

Night of the Living Frustration: Part I

Night of the Living Frustration: Part II

(Linked @ wishlist_fic and AO3; written for sulien)
objects in space

Fic: There Your Treasure Lies [Firefly/Riddick; Riddick/River]

PG-13, Firefly x Riddick 'verse; 1800 words. Mild het. For Day 1 of 2014.

That girl's dangerous, I thought, pricked with unexpected interest. There was something about her; something compelling. Something that called to me, one weapon to another.

There Your Treasure Lies

(Linked @ wishlist_fic and AO3; written for hiddencait)
plot tribble

Wishlist 2014 Master Post

Now that I've finally finished putting up last year's stories, here's the new list: the assembled (crazy and entertaining) prompts from the Wishlist 2014 post! I'll add in the links as the ficlets are posted.

Last year's now all-linked-up list is here: 2013. Or view 2013's on AO3 as a collection.

(Previous years: 2012 | 2011 | 2010. See the wishlist_fic comm for other authors!)

The Prompts, in the Order I Received Them:Collapse )