dizmo: (comics: shortpacked bat squeee)
First thing's first, as it's reveal day and all...

Massive thanks to [archiveofourown.org profile] floraheart for my exceptionally fabulous Yuletide fic, and to [archiveofourown.org profile] who_la_hoop, [archiveofourown.org profile] laura47, and [archiveofourown.org profile] McTabby for my delightful madness ficlets! All of them are linked here for anyone who missed them.

Moving on. This is probably the first year ever that I actually wrote enough to really justify an end-of-year fic meme. So, shamelessly stolen from [personal profile] shadowen, here we go!

Starting with the objective stats...
Total stories: 14.25 (2012 saw chapter one in a four chapter WIP, but not chapters 2-4.)
Total word count: 21,954
Average word count per story: 1,541
Average word count per month: 1,830
Longest story: Lifeline: 5,130 words
Shortest story: Last to Know: 237 words
Fandoms: 2 (Thank you, yuletide.)
Pairings: 2 (I was rescued solely by having backup Tony/Steve in one of them. Because, y'know, C/C.)

On to the much more subjective questions )
dizmo: The Archive of Our Own logo done up in steampunky copper with a cog for a head. (ao3: steampunk logo)
First of all... yaaay, happy new year!

Next... What a fun yuletide that was! Now that the dust has settled, and reveals have happened, it's time for a post!

First thing's first. Ridiculous amounts of thanks go to [archiveofourown.org profile] baniszew for Rest In Whirled Peace. Again. How can I reiterate how awesome it is to read about superheroic ice cream flavors? All of the awesome, and that's that! Cannot say how thrilled I was.

As far as my own output goes, I ended up writing four fics. My assignment, a pinch hit, and two small treats.

First up, my full lengths:

Appointments, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] ferdelance. Discworld. A morning in Vetinari's office. Footnotes a-plenty. Fun to write, most certainly. Even if I stressed out a couple times in the writing all Oh God why did I say I could write Vetinari what was I thinking?!

The Calm Before, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] brandnewsoul. Captain America: The First Avenger. It's an interlude between Steve and Peggy on the morning before that last raid on HYDRA hq. Sweet and bittersweet at the same time, and I'm glad I had a chance to write it.

And then, my madness treats, both quite short:

First Try, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] kissoffools. Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve's reaction to his first 4F. I just love capturing those missing moments we don't see in canon, and I'm pretty fond of this little ficlet.

Strong Suit, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] JaneTurenne. The Avengers (2012). Yes. It's a ficlet written from the POV of one of Agent Coulson's suits. Because this is how I roll. The end. :)

I swear, December 2011 was one of, if not the most productive month I've ever had as far as fic goes. Makes me feel a wee bit accomplished and I kind of hope I can keep up... well, if not writing so prolifically, at least writing regularly during '12. Well, time will tell!
dizmo: A lemur sticking out its ridiculously long tongue. (misc: lemur tongue)
Yeeeeah, I'm definitely going back to crossposting to my LJ from DW consistently... on those occasions I post, which is rare, but I'd like it to be less so. There's a new year's resolution for you. A good chunk of my LJ-flist is doing the same, for reasons that probably don't need rehashing.

Anyway, anyone who's made the DW jump, feel free to circle me up however you'd like. Same username from LJ.

Right! Anyway! As for content! First thing's first! Yuletide!

It's always fun when the fic you receive is in the canon you requested that really, nobody needs any crazy canon knowledge in order to appreciate.

That being said... A bajillion thanks to my author, who wrote me Rest In Whirled Peace. It's Ben & Jerry's anthropomorfic and they're ice cream superheroes. I mean, come on, how can you not want to read that?

After I finished reading that... a couple times... I proceeded to show just how obsessed I was and read absolutely every fic with one Agent Phil Coulson of SHIELD in the Yuletide archive. (And then I did it again the next day with Madness.) And believe me, they're all delightful, whether or not my favorite NINJA BAMF IN A SUIT is a main character or not, so please, by all means, read them and enjoy if you remotely care.

There are, of course, numerous other fics that bear reading, but I really really suck at rec lists, and most of them have been covered in other places if you're looking for recs, so far be it from me to tread on old ground.

And now, changing trajectory slightly...

Sheer morbid curiosity had me do something in a fit of temporary what-was-I-thinking-ness last night. And I happened to actually find something hiding in the mists of the internet that I thought didn't exist anymore. That being what I'm pretty sure is my oldest surviving piece of (published) fanfic. It's X-Files, it was written when I was nineteen or so... give or take a year (we're talking so old I found it on an angelfire archive). The prose is ever so slightly purple. (Ahah. Yeah. Ever so slightly.) And I kinda wanna facepalm at my younger self for the thing, if not so badly as some of the ridiculous Mary Sues I safely paper-journaled about a few years before that. And I have a conundrum. Should I post it to the AO3, with a roughly appropriate backdate? I mean, for the interests of completeness, and to see how far I've come... but, again, facepalm. But I wouldn't want to orphan it either.

Hm. Maybe with appropriate tags to let someone know what they'd be getting into.

I'll contemplate further!

And in a brief interlude covering RL... Still sadly jobless... although it being my first Christmas season out of retail since, like, '03 or so? Let's just say it was a bit surreal being home on Black Friday.

But Christmas was marvelous. Got a Kindle Fire from Andrew and it is a ridiculously fun gadget. I'll definitely be using it as a tablet more than an ereader, though. (I've got my nook for that... Had a Sony Reader, but I broke it, oops, thank God for squaretrade... But I got reimbursed and went for a new model. Thing is LOADED with fanfic now, I love it.) But man, Angry Birds is so much nicer on that screen than my phone's. >_> He also got the LotR extended edition on bluray for my whole family, to go with the huge TV we got earlier this month. :) In addition, as I commented on twitter on the day, I really appreciate socks and underwear as gifts so much more now than I did as a kid.

Also, the presents I gave were pretty much universally well-received, which always makes me extremely gratified. I love picking out the perfect present. Although the individual that expressed the most joy was, of course, my dog, who got a squeaky toy and went into transports of delight. Good times.

Anyway, wow, I think I've just said more than I've said in ages combined, so I'll leave it at that! TTFN!
dizmo: (mcu: clint/coulson purple)
Finished a WIP I've been working on for two freaking months on [livejournal.com profile] avengerkink. Cleaned it up and posted on the AO3. Realized I also never linked the other one I wrote for the same kink meme on my personal journal.

So here goes nothing.

Two fics, both Marvel movieverse, both Clint/Coulson. Very very different atmospheres, though. In finishing order, although the second I started well before the first...

A Very Coulson Christmas, PG-13. 2,366 words.
Coulson brings someone he's dating home for Christmas for the first time in years. Clint's looking forward to it.

Mirror, Mirror, NC-17. 21,593 words.
A certain god of mischief captures Coulson behind a mirror, and replaces him with a double. Phil gets to watch as his doppelganger subtly sabotages the Avengers... and becomes much more proactive in his love life than he'd ever dreamed of.
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (comics - booster tentacles)
... I'm posting again? What madness is this?

Anyway, a fic porn fic meme that I much belatedly swiped from half my flist, copied directly from [livejournal.com profile] blindmadness.

01 » Submit a pairing (or threesome, or solo person) and a prompt by replying to this post.

02 » Please use the following format: fandom, pairing, prompt.

03 » I'll then reply with five sentences of smut. As I'm pasting from Maj, she went on to say that the original meme allows gen prompts and the like. I'm returning that caveat because I'm a complete coward willing to branch out my porn-writing muscles as best I can, but it's really not my forte, and please don't be mad at me if I somehow cannot manage to porn up your prompt. I will try my best!

04 » If I can't do the prompt then I will beg for your forgiveness, and offer it up to others let you select another if you'd like. [Though if anyone on my flist sees one they'd like to do that I've passed up, seriously, go for it!] And I add the further caveat that I warn you now up-front that I have this annoying tendency to flake on fic-memes like you wouldn't believe, but I will do my best to at least muster up a ficlet for at least one of everyone's prompts.

That being said... multiple prompts encouraged! :D

This is where I am supposed to list my fandoms but oh GOD I have so many. Generally, if you know I'm into something, feel free to prompt from it, but I'll go ahead and shortlist DC comics, Harry Potter, BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Les Mis, and... I dunno, anthropomorphic kitchen tools. :D
dizmo: Out of context comics scan.  Batman and Superman walking. Superman: We both know for sure, now. We want to be married. (comics: bats/supes want to be married)
I amazingly and successfully finished my fic for [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang. This actually makes me feel somewhat accomplished, because I've never written anything that long. XD It successfully upped my AO3 total wordcount by 63 percent. By itself. Dang.

That being said... if you wanna read it...

Title: Good Men
Fandom: DC movieverse
Pairing: Batman/Superman
Rating: NC-17
Summary: After the return of Superman, he and Gotham's new vigilante get to know one another. Written as if I lived in the moviefusion-verse and were writing superhero RPF. Because I so would.

Fic is right here!

And there's an epic fanmix for it by [livejournal.com profile] dwg over here!
dizmo: Comic sound effect-like 'NERD!' (misc: nerd!)
Okay. First thing's first.

MANY. MANY. MAAAAAAANY thanks to [livejournal.com profile] amatara for the fabulous Bearing Witness which OMG YOU SHOULD HAVE READ ALREADY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T.

Um. Yes, anyway. Yes! Thank you! You wrote a brilliant fic, thank you thank you thank you.



Now... for the two I wrote.

First for my original assignment: For [livejournal.com profile] andraste, I wrote A Letter, Delivered by a Raven, to a Small Cottage in the Elven Village of Ivyleaf, Home of an Apprentice Baker. Probably the longest title I've ever used for a fanfic ever. XD It's Order of the Stick fic! Which... well, if you're not familiar with that particular webcomic, go and avail yourself of it, because it's awesome. If you are, it's a letter written by V. Which... led to some interesting moments when I was like... must be more unnecessarily wordy! Chop chop! :) It was very fun to write and the prompt was kind of great.

Second, for the pinch hit I managed to nab and... well, I got a rather enthusiastic reaction.

For [personal profile] melannen, one of the seven fics she got for the same prompt, aaaah!, Packet Switching. Anthropomorfic. Fandom/LJ, Fandom/DW. Awesome prompt, spawned lots of awesome fic, and I have to say I'm actually kind of ridiculously fond of mine, so... yay! :D


That was so fun. Is it next yuletide yet? :b
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (other - holy carp)
Don't want to further strain the AO3 servers at the moment by posting a comment, although I will later...

Yuletide author? How is it you know me better than I know myself? Because... oh my GOD, I literally had to remind myself to breathe after I finished reading my story. It was just... wonderful and sweet and misty-eye-making and... awesome, and the complete epitome of everything I asked for in that prompt.

I'm STILL grinning, in fact.

That being said...

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Babylon 5? Go now and read Bearing Witness.

It's Vir... oh, it's everything that makes Vir Vir. And it's... the Londo and G'Kar dynamic that... Man, if I didn't know better, I'd honestly think JMS wrote this fic himself.

*HAPPY FLAIL*

Okay, that's all. Seriously.

THANK YOU AGAIN, AUTHOR. YOU'LL PROBABLY GET EVEN MORE SQUEE ONCE I COMMENT TO THE STORY.
dizmo: Firefly: Jayne's cunning hat. (firefly: jayne cunning hat)
Yeah, I'm posting this because the segment of the journal devoted to the entries isn't even as long as the sidebar, leaving this empty gap that made me a bit >.o

So I don't really have much to say.

I'm waiting on tenterhooks for the Yuletide assignments to go out. Yulechat is amusing me in the meantime. (I mean, there was talk of My Little Pony orgies, AND I manipped Sammy Sosa's head onto Liberace's body.)

It's Friday the 13th! So far today, [personal profile] tyriangalley managed to burn her foot at work, and my boyfriend managed to shock himself on an arcade game component, also at work. I'm not superstitious, but... I think I'm kind of lucky I don't work today.

The Bears make me headdesk repeatedly, by the way. Cutler tossed five interceptions last night. Two in the red zone. One with five seconds left in the game that would have let us WIN IT if it had been, y'know, thrown to one of our guys.

Wheee AO3 goes open beta tonight. And I should totally be awake still when it comes time for the queue.

Uh, that's all. This entry should be sufficient for my nitpicky satisfaction.
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (comics - supes RRRRRRRR!!!)
Well, I managed to add a few sentences (and delete a comma) on a fic I've got that's been stalled for... a while. It's like pulling teeth, I swear, but I at least feel somewhat accomplished for getting that much done.

It probably doesn't help that this sucker isn't really like anything I've ever written before. It's like... An AU that... isn't an AU? Or... a non-AU that is an AU? ... I'm not even sure.

Right, basically, it's DCU movieverse fic written as if I lived in the verse. Like... Writing RPF about superheroes (because I totally would, duh).

And I have oodles of ideas for later in the fic, which is awesome, but I HAVE TO GET THERE FIRST, because I really really suck at writing nonsequentially. And I have to remember what I can actually feasibly know about these guys... while still being close enough to the characters to make them recognizable.

It's fun when I manage to get things actually done, but the doing is... it's slogtastic.

That's not even a word, I don't really care.

BUT WOO, I really do feel accomplished for getting that little bit done in the first place. I really do need to keep it up. Silly writing and its silliness.

Right, first real post in ages, and it's not even really all that interesting. XD

Oh well, carry on with your normal lives!
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (other - facepalm)
Right, well, first of all, and completely unrelated to the rest of this post, but it's kind of obligatory, given that it's me. HBP. Utter win. Not enough Snape. But that's usual.

ANYWAY.

I've been spending entirely too much time lately over at the Trek reboot kink meme ([livejournal.com profile] st_xi_kink). As it is epic and wonderful and kinda awesome.

I also noticed that a lot of my favorite fics in the thing are of the crossover-with-other-fandoms variety.

So it got me thinking.

... So I went and made a crossover-fic kink meme. And [livejournal.com profile] xover_kink. Because, one, you can never have too many kink memes...

And two.. hey, a kink meme with any fandom welcome! (RPF included, for those bandom-ites on my flist.)

So, yeah, if you have a deep dark fantasy involving Captain Jack Sparrow making out with Captain Jack Harkness, or anything of the like... Hey, never know, might want to check it out. :D

And that ends my pimping for the day. (I don't do it very often, so I figure I'm entitled!)
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (comics - supes: creepy)
Yes, so I have actually written comicfic. Which funnily enough is not what I was planning that my first comicfic would be. But the bunny started gnawing on my brain and wouldn't let go. Darn bunnies.

So I posted it to my writing journal which I haven't actually used in over a year. Go me. XD

Booster Goldilocks and the Three Superheroes.

It's a light and sweet fairytale, with a strong moral message! And...

Okay, it's just crack. Nevermind.
dizmo: (comics - clois bunnies)
1) Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2) I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3) You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4) You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5) When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Questions generously provided by [livejournal.com profile] peridium.

Fic, and movies, and Twilight. And semi-naked mudwrestling. Have I intrigued you? )
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (comics - supes: creepy)
Anyone out there willing to beta a fairly short DC universe kind-of-crack fic?

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

THERE'S FAIRY TALES.

AND SUBTEXT.

AND POTENTIAL FUTURE UNDERWEAR SURVEILLANCE.
dizmo: A simplified blob-like illustration of me. (comics - supes: creepy)
Somebody please tell me I'm not allowed to write Booster Goldilocks and the Three Superheroes.

ETA: Too damn late. It has begun. :|
dizmo: (clay - easily amused)
So [livejournal.com profile] rhombal was playing around with the Drabble-Matic to make bandom drabbles. And they turned out funny. So I decided to do one. ... And will probably add more, because this is hysterical.

A Pete/Patrick....

The Squirrel Prince

Pete was walking through a sticky meadow, laughing at the butterflies flitting around his head when he spied an adorable little squirrel lying under a tree.

Pete skipped over to see the dear thing and was rough to find that he was hurt! A phone had pierced his pale little finger and he whimpered softly with the pain.

"My shiny little friend," Pete said. "Let me help you!" He took out his Leatherman Multi-Purpose tool and pulled out the phone, as stirringly as he could. The squirrel cried out and Pete's heart ached, like a really inexpensive but totally meaningful gift. "You'll be all right," Pete whispered. "I'll take care of you. I'll call you Patrick and you can live with me forever!"

Scooping Patrick up in his arms, Pete carried him home and made a bed for him beside his own. For seven days and seven nights, Pete nursed Patrick, cleaning his finger and feeding him Shoe-brand squirrel chow.

On the eighth night, Patrick climbed into bed with Pete. He burrowed under the covers and worriedly licked Pete's elbow. It made Pete giggle and he cuddled close to Patrick, stroking his leg and singing sultrily to him.

They continued that way for a long time. Every day, Pete hurried home so he could curl up with Patrick. It gave him an intriguing feeling whenever Patrick licked his elbow.

Then one night, Patrick looked up at Pete and said, "If you kiss me, I will become a cuddly prince."

Pete screamed carefully, he was so surprised. How could a squirrel talk? He must have dropped off and dreamed it.

"You're not dreaming," Patrick said. "Kiss me."

"Don't tell anyone I screamed like that," Pete said and kissed Patrick on his leg. The air swirled and suddenly, there stood a cuddly prince! With a crown and everything!

"I'm Prince Patrick," he said. "I was cursed. It's a long story."

"Is it really you?" Pete said.

"See?" Patrick said and showed Pete the scar from the phone on his finger. Then he kissed Pete and they tumbled over the moon and did a lot of very terrible things, some of them involving a wet hoodie.

"I love you," Patrick said when they were done. Pete clasped him close and they lived together happily ever after on all the prince treasure Patrick had stashed away.

And if Patrick didn't know about Pete's visits to the squirrel sanctuary, well, it wouldn't hurt him.


And a Frank/Gerard )
dizmo: (nsync: group awwww)
Dear Popslash Secret Santa,

First thing's first. I hope you didn't vastly prefer your first assignment, thus making mine a letdown. XD You, on the other hand, are saving my best friend from having to write a decoy story in order to actually write for me. So although she's half-sad about it, it's probably better off in the long run.

Really, I'm not at all difficult to please, despite the fact that I had to resort to an emoticon in my request to make it fit. XD So really, consider the following requests more... guidelines, than rules.

Justin's allowed to be a bitch, if need be, as long as he's reformed by the end of the fic.

In addition, the more Chris-snark, the better.

And even if my pairing only includes two of the boys, I'd like the other three to be present, or at least referred to. :D

Most of all, really, have fun writing it. I guarantee you I'll have fun reading it!

Sincerely,

Erin
dizmo: (hp - lack of faith)
A little idea that had been bubbling in my mind.

A Harry Potter/Sandman crossover.

Even mentioning the characters spoils Deathly Hallows. So a cut! )

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