Fic meme

Mar. 18th, 2015 07:24 pm
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
Since it's been a little while since I last posted, why not have a meme I'm also participating in on Tumblr? I've got time tonight, what the hell. (Tomorrow, of course, it's back to the teaching/wireframing mines.)

Ask me questions about writing.

1. Which is your favorite of the fics you've written for X fandom?
2. Favorite piece overall?
3. Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?
4. Which has the most "you" in it, however you'd define that?
5. What is an image/set of images that you're particularly proud of?
6. Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?
7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
9. Favorite character to write?
10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you've written
11. If I'm showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?
12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?
13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don't actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)
14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?
15. Does font matter to you when you're writing a draft?
16. 3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.
17. Any mean comments? How'd you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?
18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?
19. Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?
20. Go nuts, and talk about writing.
nonelvis: (DT oh shit)
Title: *hic*
Author: [personal profile] nonelvis
Characters/Pairing(s): Tenth Doctor/Jackie Tyler
Rating: Teen
Word count: 3,198
Warnings: slight dubcon (shag-or-die scenario)
Prompt: "Ten/Jackie Tyler I DON'T CARE I JUST NEED THIS OKAY," from [personal profile] nostalgia
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] platypus and [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue
Summary: The Doctor woke in a TARDIS guest room, featureless other than the silver-sheeted double bed on which he was reclining with Jackie Tyler.
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Written for the [community profile] onlyonebed Bed-Sharing Fic Fest, although the story includes shag-or-die as much as bed-sharing. Huge thanks to my betas [livejournal.com profile] platypus and [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue, without whom this story would be creepy and unfinished.

::xposted to [community profile] onlyonebed, [livejournal.com profile] onlyonebed, [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and [community profile] dwfiction, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
… I'm on today's Verity! podcast about fanworks. I've been enjoying Verity! since its very first recording, so I was delighted to be invited on to talk about Teaspoon and fanworks in general. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Companion Piece cover

(xposted from Tumblr)

Things I am hugely excited about: this book, and not just because two dear friends of mine edited it. No, I am also hugely excited because I AM IN IT, writing about how Zoe and Liz are amazing women of science. There are also authors you've probably heard of, like Seanan McGuire and Mary Robinette Kowal, among others, but let's face it: you're buying this for me, right? Of course you are.

Complete TOC: after the cut )
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After Gally last year, I decided I wanted to catch up on all the Classic Who I hadn't seen. Like a lot of Americans of a certain age, I started watching on PBS with the Fourth or Fifth Doctor, and while I'd seen a whole heck of a lot of the original series, PBS' broadcast schedule was … let's say "quirky," shall we? Anyway, I looked at lists of old serials and calculated that I had at most 58 (I couldn't remember if I'd seen "Silver Nemesis") stories to go, which averaged to a little more than one per week if I wanted to see everything before Gally 2015.

As of today, I'm done.

If you follow me on Tumblr, you've already seen this list of highlights/lowlights, but I'm reproducing it here regardless:

The Edge of Destruction – like a little two-act absurdist play. SO GREAT.
The Keys of Marinus
The Chase
The Gunfighters – SHUT UP, this was delightful, and the song cracks me up.
The Tenth Planet
The Power of the Daleks
The Abominable Snowmen
Any Pertwee-era episode with Delgado. Seriously, if it has Delgado in it, I will watch it.
The Curse of Peladon – full of hugely clichéd tropes, and yet utterly delightful just the same.
Invasion of the Dinosaurs – I have no excuse for loving this one as much as I did. Wait, no, I do: Sarah Jane is awesome in it. Also, the dinosaur puppets are lolarious.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

(You’ll note this list is missing some obvious favorites, like “The Aztecs,” “The Romans,” “The Enemy of the World,” “The Invasion,” all of S7, etc. This is because I’d seen those episodes before, so they weren’t part of this project.)

A few lowlights:

The Web Planet – Thank god I never have to watch this again. EVER.
The Celestial Toymaker – how you can take the game-playing trope and make it boring to me, I don’t know exactly, but this does it. I was really looking forward to this one, too.
The Space Pirates – tedium not helped by the generally poor quality of the reconstruction I watched.
Death to the Daleks – I was literally convinced for a while that this was some kind of experiment in just how boring you could make an episode of Doctor Who. Like “The Celestial Toymaker,” not even the game-playing trope, for which I am utterly weak and will watch in almost anything, could save this one.
The Monster of Peladon – I enjoyed the first three parts … and then the giant clusterfuck of parts 4-6 rolled around.
Planet of the Spiders – Laughably bad from start to finish. Boring, racist, stupid characters, and did I mention boring?

So, that's about 270 episodes I've seen over the course of the past nearly 30 years. And now, I can rewatch the ones I loved most without the slightest guilt about not watching the ones I didn't care for.
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Fic written in 2014
The Transitive Property (Twelve/ghost!River/Clara, adult)
Ancient History (Ian/Barbara/Martha, adult)
Hide and Seek (Ten/River, Donna; teen; co-authored with [personal profile] nostalgia)
On the Banks of the Sararahelkos (Eleven/River, all ages)
Fairy Tales (Twelve/Clara, adult)
Old-Fashioned Love (Twelve/Missy, adult)
Riddles in the Dark (Two/Jamie, the Great Intelligence; all ages)

... plus two f'locked stories that will never see the light of day for various reasons.

rest of the meme, after the cut )
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This year, I finally got organized enough to start tracking what I read on Goodreads, so if you follow me there, you've already seen my impressions of these books. But for those of you who haven't, here's this year's list.

after the cut )
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A couple of months ago, [personal profile] prof_pangaea texted me with an idea for starting a fic fest for one of our favorite tropes: sharing a bed. And so, a comm and a fest were born:

[community profile] onlyonebed
[livejournal.com profile] onlyonebed
[tumblr.com profile] onlyonebed

Use whatever site you like; we'll make sure that the posts are mirrored in the right place. (Note to self: set up another IFTTT recipe to pipe LJ -> Tumblr.) The fest is open to all pairings and ratings; prompting runs now through December 14, with prompts open for claiming on the 15th, and fics to be posted during February 2015.

Complete welcome, rules, and prompting posts are already live on all three comms. Go forth, prompt, write, read, and most important: enjoy :D
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
Title: Riddles in the Dark
Characters/Pairing(s): Second Doctor/Jamie, the Great Intelligence
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1,662
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] platypus
Summary: The Great Intelligence easily sneaks onto the TARDIS. Defeating the Doctor, however, will be much harder.
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Written for [community profile] who_at_50's 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon. Story not actually inspired by the J.R.R. Tolkien chapter of the same name, but once I realized the similarity, I had to go for the title.

::xposted to [community profile] who_at_50, [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50, [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW Twelve)
Title: Old-fashioned Love
Characters/Pairing(s): Twelfth Doctor/Missy, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Rating: Adult
Word count: 577
Spoilers: through "Dark Water"
Warnings: none
Summary: They kiss like breathing, like this is all their bodies were made to do. They should be gasping for air, but draw all the oxygen they need from one another.
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Unbeta'ed and likely to be Moffed later today.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW Twelve)
Title: Fairy Tales
Characters/Pairing(s): Twelfth Doctor/Clara, references to Clara/Danny
Rating: Adult
Word count: 2,990
Spoilers: through "Mummy on the Orient Express"
Warnings: none
Contains: swearing and infidelity
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] platypus
Summary: Fairy tales, like Maisie said: the stories where the right people fall for the wrong ones.
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Some recognizable dialogue pulled from other S8 episodes, plus one tiny dialogue reference from "City of Death."

::xposted to [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, [community profile] dwfiction, and [livejournal.com profile] clara_who, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW Eleven)
Title: On the Banks of the Sararahelkos
Characters/Pairing(s): Eleventh Doctor/River Song, various otters
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 695
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] platypus
Summary: “I lived among otters once for a month. Well, I sulked. River and I, we had this big fight ..."
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously, except for the otters.

Author's Notes: Because [livejournal.com profile] eve11 wanted more otter!fic. Many thanks as always to my beta [livejournal.com profile] platypus, who turned this around really quickly.

::xposted to [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, [community profile] dwfiction, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )
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Hooray, each of these entries is readable online! And a good thing, too, as there isn't a bad choice in the bunch.

after the cut )
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I'm going to Loncon this year, and as a member of the con, I can nominate (and vote!) in this year's Hugo awards. As I did several years ago, I plan to read all the nominees for novel, novella, novelette, and short story and post impressions here.

Best Novel nominees )
nonelvis: (DW River Song (FotD))
Title: Hide and Seek
Characters/Pairing(s): Tenth Doctor/River Song, Donna Noble
Rating: Teen
Word count: 3,963
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] platypus
Summary: Sometimes the things you most want to find are hidden in plain sight. (Co-written with [personal profile] nostalgia.)
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Many thanks to Nos for sending me fic to finish, and to [livejournal.com profile] platypus for making sure my veer into left field eventually got the story where it needed to go.

::xposted to [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, [community profile] dwfiction, [livejournal.com profile] spoiler_song, and [community profile] rivereffinsong, and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )
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Before now, I'd written forty-eight kinkmeme stories, and quite frankly, it's been bugging me that I haven't hit a nice, round fifty yet. So I'm one story closer to that now: Ian/Barbara/Martha, a threesome set during the stuck-in-1969 section of "Blink." (Also available on AO3.) I've never written Ian and Barbara before, but since I've been making my way through all the Classic Who I haven't seen before -- which included most of their run -- their voices were pretty fresh in my head. Hopefully I did them justice.

Notes, such as they are, in the kinkmeme master list on Dreamwidth or LJ.
nonelvis: (DW fire and ice and something)
I think the question I face is not so much "should I write fake!married fic next" as "how ridiculous should I make it?" And I'm pretty sure the answer is "as ridiculous as possible."
nonelvis: (DW fire and ice and something)
Title: The Transitive Property
Characters/Pairing(s): Twelve/Clara/River Song's ghost
Rating: Adult
Word count: 3,341
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] platypus
Summary: Damned schoolboy crush. He really was too old for such things, which never stopped them from happening.
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously.

Author's Notes: Because if River had maintained that link in Clara's head at the end of TNotD, anything's possible.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction, [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, [livejournal.com profile] clara_who, and [livejournal.com profile] spoiler_song and archived at Teaspoon and AO3

fic, after the cut )

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