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( Jul. 17th, 2016 11:38 pm)
An improvement on yesterday, today I wrote 7,000+ of the fic exchange fic where I'd been thinking OH.FUCK about the assignment ever since I received it. I'm like, why did I offer this fandom? I've never even read any fic in this fandom... okay, so I've just watched every episode in this fandom, so I know it better than the things that are old fandom options that I haven't watched in forever that I subbed it in for on the signup, but.

And having written the fic, I checked out the other fic in the fandom and discovered that I seem to have written A Pairing That Does Not Exist. Or at least, the other single-digit number of fics out there are really short and really... predominantly non-con. Which, WTF, is not even remotely how I see the pairing -- I mean I like non-con and consent issues stuff but I don't see it as an intrinsic part of this pair -- what even is this, why?

I am staggered, staggered, because it's such a good pairing and such a strong/interesting/layered canon relationship, and okay, the show has a very strong canon het ship and the fandom seems het-based, but even so. I do not get it. Baffled.

I have one more other-fandom fic to write and then I'll be mainlining Haven again until Halloween, I think. I hope. Probably. I have a bunch of things I really want to write and just haven't had time to even approach, like the cap to the House of Mara series and post-finale fix-its. Agent Carter may get a look-in because Jack still has not suffered enough and I bought DVD documentaries on Iwo Jima to watch.
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( Jul. 16th, 2016 01:26 pm)
Have a fic rec, because it cheered me up and made me smile:

[fandom: Megamind] Natural by setepenre_set
post-movie. Megamind explains something about his legal classification to Roxanne, who isn't entirely sure he's not joking.

(Megamind is my comfort movie, apparently, because that's what I'm sitting here thinking about watching again. Actually, I would take this movie over all the Avengers and massive superhero franchises anyday. Megamind is hands-down the Best Superhero(villain) Movie Ever Made.)
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( Jul. 16th, 2016 09:38 am)
My aunt's funeral was on Thursday, after a long illness, and right now I am still waiting for any sense of purpose to kick back in. I just feel low-key grim, and my family are out of town, and various friends haven't been in touch in forever, so I end up being on my own for these three days Friday-Sunday, with this sense of having to pick things up somehow. Getting annoyed at people being wrong on the internet isn't going to help that, but a few things are simmering anyway.

There are a lot of things I don't write on here, because I can't get past the idea that if I write them up I'm making them a sort of rehearsed dialogue for blogging, because I don't feel like dramatising my life and feelings that way is a thing I want to do, and there's always going to be an element of that with the public diary format of livejournal and dreamwidth. But then there's also the matter of providing context, rather than disappearing without trace and going monosyllabic and blunt when I do communicate, so I guess: this is how I'm feeling at the moment, don't expect much.

There are all sorts of things I should be doing -- mostly editing -- if I could only concentrate on them. There's the sticky matter of that M/M Rares fic I should be writing, as well.
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( Jul. 9th, 2016 02:17 pm)
The NPT post has been removed as the issue has been resolved. I may post an expansion later, but have to go out now.
Been sitting on this one a while because I'm thinking of writing more, but I feel I need something fun and distracting to post today.

Havenverse Random Prompt Generator

William Cross / Duke Crocker / terror


spoilers for the finale )
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( Jul. 9th, 2016 10:03 am)
It's an amazing feeling when someone kudoses or bookmarks or comments on one of the 3x3 Eyes fics. I wish that fandom actually had a fandom. ♥

I have at least 3-4 other fics I never posted in it, because nobody reads in it. But when this happens I start thinking that maybe I should budge myself into tidying and posting those. Even the one set late in canon after where the official translation ends and where we're onto the territory of uncertain fan translation and me reading my books in French and Japanese. (Which is totally the most interesting one I wrote anyway. Yakumo + the angry and hostile human science team meant to fight demons, and not on board for the existence of friendly ones.) I absolutely have one somewhere about Yakumo and Pai fighting a dragon in Tokyo, that was almost edited to posting standard, just was never the strongest fic concept of the batch.

Writing: Agent Carter again, can't tell you the pairing. :) Trying to figure out that post-finale Nathan/William fic I've wanted to write since the Haven finale. Picking at the original superhero novel that came out of the Cape Haven AU.
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( Jul. 1st, 2016 12:23 pm)
I now have four demijohns bubbling in the cupboard: Dandelion, Oak Leaf, Hawthorn Flower, and Elderflower. They have the most wonderful colours and smells, and I don't know what people complain about with elderflower, it smelt a bit funny the first few days in the bowl but it smells amazing now.

I have almost four Haven fics on the verge of edit-ready, tackling the last few thousand words of Sea Change IV at the moment, and around 15k of it is already typed, so there's not an excess of typing to do. The others are Nexus (Jess Minion/Nathan psychaedelic wilderness porn), A Toy Story (Duke/Nathan, sequel to Pinocchio is Bleeding), and the fic that will probably be used for WIP Big Bang (because WIP Big Bang involves illustrations and I don't want one SC story illustrated when I have no intention of illustrating the rest), Kill Count, which is a gen casefile about Jordan and Nathan trapped inside a computer game.

3 of these are old stories, Nexus being one of the first I wrote in the fandom, and A Toy Story has been sat still awaiting typing for 2 years, and SC IV has been a wip for at least a year, so this is very much clearing headspace so it'll be easier to work on new things. There'll be another round of these in a few months, because I have a lot of half-finished, untyped, or unposted stuff.

The Everywoman exchange went live overnight and I got a lovely Allison Blake and Zoe Carter story about life in charge of Global Dynamics: A Typical Day in Eureka.

I am still not reading my friends list. Apologies to everyone who isn't involved in this.
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( Jun. 27th, 2016 03:42 pm)
Article about elite institutions & their supporters and the demonisation of the working classes post-Brexit:

Because of how generally satisfied they are with their lot, they regard with affection and respect the internationalist institutions that safeguard the West’s prevailing order: the World Bank and IMF, NATO and the West’s military forces, the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, the EU. While they express some piecemeal criticisms of each, they literally cannot comprehend how anyone would be fundamentally disillusioned by and angry with these institutions, let alone want to break from them. They are far removed from the suffering that causes those anti-establishment sentiments. So they search and search in vain for some rationale that could explain something like Brexit, or the establishment-condemning movements on the right and left, and can find only one way to process it: These people are not motivated by any legitimate grievances or economic suffering, but instead they are just broken, ungrateful, immoral, hateful, racist, and ignorant.

(...)

Brexit — despite all of the harm it is likely to cause and despite all of the malicious politicians it will empower — could have been a positive development. But that would require that elites (and their media outlets) react to the shock of this repudiation by spending some time reflecting on their own flaws, analyzing what they have done to contribute to such mass outrage and deprivation, in order to engage in course correction.


So here’s a thing. It’s been so long since I’ve done this I wasn’t sure I could draw portraits any more. Person of Interest’s John Reese because I was watching fanvids at the time, and just paused the vid and drew. Not perfect, but all things considered. Done with a too-hard pencil in the half dark because I couldn’t be bothered to get up and switch on the light or find proper materials. About an hour.
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( Jun. 25th, 2016 03:01 pm)
Been out to collect elderflower for wine. Covered in pollen. Did not take allergy tablet first.

This may have been an error...
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( Jun. 24th, 2016 10:56 am)
Well. May we live in interesting times, I guess.

Just to emphasize the point that despite the arguments given prominence in the media, many people have been quoting reasons to vote Brexit that were nothing to do with immigration, insularity and racism. I'm really not politically minded enough to get into arguments or specifics (in fact I'm going to remove commenting on this post) but I've been around a variety of opinions, including those of various more hippy and alternative groups and rural communities connected with farming, who all had their own reasons to want to break with Europe and its regulations. Please don't throw all Brexit opinions into one box just because the media tried to make it about immigration foremost. There's no purpose in assigning the slither-more-than-half of the population who voted as indiscriminately bigots or idiots, as I keep seeing.

While it's not the result I'd voted for, we need to deal with it now as best we can. Damage control and not recriminations.
TITLE: Ghost on a Wire
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: PG13
LENGTH: ~6,000 words
SUMMARY: Paul hears a click on the line, and a rasp, and a shiver travels down his spine. He knows he's connected to something else and other even before the hissing, desperate female voice slides through, crackling with the interference of the unimaginable spaces it had to cross to get to him:
"Help me... Help me... I think I'm dying..."
NOTES: Written for Tanaqui in My Old Fandom exchange 2016. See the end for notes on the source of the paranormal tale.
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Ghost on a Wire )

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TITLE: The Future Is What You Make It
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: PG13
PAIRING: ~Dayna/Soolin
LENGTH: ~2,500 words
SUMMARY: "...It also can't be long now before they count up the bodies and review their security footage and realise they're missing two important ones."
"Not as important as Blake," Dayna said bitterly.
NOTES: Written for Raspberryheaven in My Old Fandom exchange 2016.
The mention of post Gauda Prime in the request it made me realise it had never occured to me to think about these two post Gauda Prime; I'd always assumed that like most of the cast, they didn't make it, so it had never been a possibility. Hence this fic decided out of nowhere that it was going to be about Soolin and Dayna surviving and how they might begin anew.
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The Future Is What You Make It )

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TITLE: Great Stores, Great Choices
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: PG13
LENGTH: ~16,000 words approx
SUMMARY: Jack visits Daniel on the West Coast to check out the set-up of the new SSR office. But it's about to be a resoundingly bad day for both of them.
NOTES: Set between season 1 and season 2. Case fic with a heavy dose of Jack Thompson torture. Written for Redrikki for SSR Confidential 2016.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Great Stores, Great Choices )

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TITLE: The Witchfinder's Whore
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: R
LENGTH: ~18,800 words approx
SUMMARY: Nathan Wuornos hid his magic and took up bartering his flesh for coin after watching his father burned at the stake. But one day, an aggressive client cries "witch!" and Nathan finds himself in the citadel jails. An unexpected reprieve appears in the form of shady priest Duke Crocker, who offers to release Nathan in return for his services... both physical and magical... in bringing down his hated enemy, corrupt Crown Inquisitor Lady Mara and her consort William. Nathan has no intention of betraying another witch, but he'll take the chance for freedom... and to play with the delectable priest's guilty lusts while he's about it...
NOTES: Crack fantasy romance novel AU written for the Unconventional Courtship challenge.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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"It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lad will do what he must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins. . . Forced to watch his father burn at the stake, Nathan Wuornos knows the danger of the gift he inherited - a powerful magic that must stay hidden. Until one night when he's accused of witchcraft and Nathan finds himself behind prison walls, awaiting certain death with a roguish priest unlike any man of the cloth he has known. In reality, Duke Crocker is as far from holy as the devil himself, but his promise of freedom in return for Nathan's services may be his salvation. Locked into a dubious agreement, Nathan resents his plan to have him seduce and ruin his lifelong enemy. But toying with Duke's own lust for him is enjoyable, and he agrees to be his pawn while secretly intending to use him just the same..."

--Based on 'The Harlot' by Saskia Walker.


The roles could've gone either way. But I've been joking about writing hooker!Nathan since the season 3-4 hiatus, so~



The Witchfinder's Whore )

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TITLE: Hurricane Chasing
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: PG13
LENGTH: ~6,500 words approx
SUMMARY: "I think you were all the heroes of some big story, and now here am I, stuck in the Epilogue." Paige remembers, piece by piece.
NOTES: written for Rabbitt in the After Forever post-finale Haven ficathon. 'Something exploring the actual ramifications of Audrey coming back as Paige.' This didn't quite go the places I expected it to go, but I find myself quite pleased with it? Also, in which far too much is read into Paige's name. I'm not completely sure where the reference to Paige being a teacher came from, but I've seen it mentioned by a few people in fandom so I have written with that in mind. The fic quotes briefly from Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses’.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Hurricane Chasing )

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TITLE: Conversations With Ghosts
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: PG13
LENGTH: ~12,000 words approx
SUMMARY: Nathan's Trouble came back gradually, a little each day ever since he walked alone down the armoury hill and left his heart behind. A few days after he finally awoke with no sensation left in his body, they found the first corpse with aether-smudged eyes.
Now he faces questions he never wanted to ask. Are the Troubles coming back? Is the apparition of Duke seen in Haven responsible for the killings? Can Croatoan's reach extend beyond the walls of the new Barn, and even death itself?
PAIRING: Duke/Nathan, Audrey/Duke/Nathan
NOTES: written for PhoenixDragon in the After Forever post-finale fic exchange: Duke isn't dead, but isn't technically alive, either. Nathan had to make a choice, Duke was not that choice. But he feels haunted and wonders if he made the right one - as attacks on Haven begin by a serial killer and Duke is the obvious suspect, even as he is not really there to defend himself.
This story is set as an alternative to the last ~2 minutes of screentime in the finale; Audrey is still in the armoury, and Nathan is still trying to live his life and rebuild Haven.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Conversations With Ghosts )

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Oh, thank goodness. I just wrote the fic for the fic exchange I was getting seriously worried I wasn't going to be able to do, as I'd foolishly signed up for a small-fandom ficathon in a fandom I hadn't written in for 10 years.

I am swamped in all the ficathons I signed up to at the moment, but I am getting there, I think, and should be out the other side very soon.

Meanwhile, on the plus side! SSRConfidential is live and I got a brilliant gift fic, a case story set after the end of season 2 that fixes that cliffhanger of an ending then goes on to deliver more !adventures!:

Sometimes When We Touch - Peggy/Jack/Daniel, Strange as it was to admit it, he liked being around Sousa. Carter, too. He couldn’t really pinpoint when it was that their bickering got less pointed and more good-natured or why, but it was nice, even if they were the only people in the SSR who would dare to talk back to him with enough insubordination that any boot camp drill instructor would have kicked their asses to Japan and back if they had been in the Marines.

The quality of the fic I've read so far is exceptionally high and you can find 35 new Agent Carter stories here:
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/SSR_Confidential_2016/works

Go read!
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