TITLE: The Future Is What You Make It
AUTHOR: roseveare
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.

The Future Is What You Make It )

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( Jan. 5th, 2016 07:40 pm)
2014 meme: http://roseveare.dreamwidth.org/96122.html
2013 meme: http://roseveare.dreamwidth.org/37961.html

Total Stories: 17
Total Het Stories: 2
Total Slash Stories: 6
Total Femslash Stories: 1
Total Three or Moresome Stories: 8
Total Gen Stories: 2
Total Fandoms Written In: 4 (Haven, Agent Carter, Blake's 7, The Champions)
Total Word Count: 397,000 words... at least, that's what a quick count gets. Holy fuck.

Title: Rage Bunny
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: gen
Summary: Nathan gets turned into something small and fluffy with floppy ears. Nathan is decidedly unhappy about this.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5561494

Title: Exchange of Views
Fandoms: The Champions
Pairings: Craig/Sharron/Richard ot3ish
Summary: Sharron, Craig and Richard have pooled their skills before, but when they're all isolated and in danger at the same time and no one has time to help the other(s), it triggers something none of them are anticipating.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5460845

Title: Seven Day Week
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Duke/Nathan
Summary: Duke has no memory beyond the last few days and seems to be existing in a life of hard labour he's fairly sure shouldn't be his life, but things aren't all bad -- not since falling in love with the likewise-amnesiac 111, of the blue eyes and compulsively helpful nature.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5452997

Title: Funerary Rites
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Audrey/Duke/Nathan OT3
Summary: The dead are walking in Haven again, variously a hindrance and a help. But the ghost in Audrey's head is called Mara and is steeped in ill intent.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5120129

Title: Redefinitions, or An Ode to Avoiding Commitment
Fandoms: Agent Carter
Pairings: Peggy/Jack/Sousa OT3
Summary: It begins because Jack’s an ass and Peggy needs a release and somehow it’s… easier… knowing that he’ll be an ass about it, to turn to him than anyone else...
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5114777

Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Audrey/Duke/Nathan OT3
Summary: Steampunk!Haven. Amnesiac fugitive Audrey Parker hires privateer airship captain Duke Crocker's Cape Rouge to fly her safe passage out of the city-state of Heppa, but they find their escape pursued by police automaton Nathan Wuornos and a deadly mystery enemy.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5047384

Title: Fortress
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Audrey/Duke/Jennifer/Nathan OT4
Summary: "Not just one man, I find myself faced with a fortress. Four walls around you... Sooner or later I'm gonna blow those walls down." William sets about trying to take down Audrey's lovers one by one to win her back.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5001907

Title: 27 Years Bad Luck
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Audrey/Duke/Nathan ot3ish
Summary: "It's like one of those Star Trek episodes where everyone's suddenly evil and bi." Evil duplicates run amok in Haven, threatening the friendships between Audrey, Duke and Nathan.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3367652

Title: Troublemaker
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Nathan/William
Summary: Centuries ago, William and Mara were punished, separately, for their collective crimes. While Mara was exiled to the void, William was cursed to come back every 27 years, his gifts and identity subsumed beneath other personalities who would help undo the damage they had done. Until in 2010, Aaron Pallister collides with Nathan Wuornos...
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4578783

Title: Control
Fandoms: Agent Carter
Pairings: Jack/Sousa
Summary: Agents Sousa and Thompson both fall afoul of one of Howard Stark's more lunatic inventions as SSR investigate the aftermath of the scene in the movie theatre. Slightly modified canon.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4622616

Title: Two Days//Twenty Years
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Duke/Nathan
Summary: Duke and Nathan's life together, twenty years on. AU from end season 4.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4516161

Title: House Divided
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Mara/Nathan/William, Audrey/Nathan, Duke/Jennifer
Summary: In which Nathan still has A Plan To Rescue Audrey, Duke wants to know if it's as lousy/suicidal as the last one, and Mara also has plans, too many of them to count. COMPLETE.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4394303

Title: The Choice
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Duke/Dwight, Duke/Nathan
Summary: Sleeping with the town fixer and the Chief's son was a sweet deal for Duke... until they both found out, along with the Chief and just about everyone else in Haven.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4431284

Title: Lightning Rod
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Jennifer/Nathan
Summary: "Consultant!" Jennifer darts her eyes at Nathan, nervously. Like Duke, right? "I'm a consultant?" Jennifer and Nathan are still reeling from the storm that hit their separate--potential--relationships yesterday, but now a much more literal storm approaches Haven, and it coincides with a Trouble that may rock the town to its foundations.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4377947

Title: Men Fear To Tread
Fandoms: Blake's 7
Pairings: Soolin/Dayna
Summary: Avon and Tarrant don't want to set foot on Navaru. Soolin and Dayna are happy to let them sit this one out.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4187412

Title: Trigger
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: gen, kinda Nathan/OMC, past Duke/Nathan
Summary: Pre-series. Garland and Nathan go out-of-town to investigate the case of a sadistic serial rapist, which may be linked to an old murder in Haven.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3462905

Title: Sky Haven
Fandoms: Haven
Pairings: Audrey/Jordan/Nathan
Summary: Audrey and Nathan are sorely missing the third component of their relationship when a reality-bending Trouble changes the fabric of the town itself. Can an alternate Jordan McKee help them fix Haven and themselves from hundreds of feet above the ground?
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3132401


Favorite story of my own: Okay, so I was pasting in that list and already thinking that this year is all about House Divided and Trigger as far as I am concerned. I'm gonna say House Divided for this one because it was such a freakin' labour of love and effort and omfg. The whole breaking down masculinity thing? I enjoyed that. A lot. And fuck but it means a whole lot more after the ending the show gave us that I have my own universe where Nathan and Audrey saved Haven and stayed together, even if there was a cost, and Duke got a happy fucking ending.

My best story of the year: I'll call Trigger as more technically polished than House Divided, and for the original characters and the casefile.

My story most underappreciated by the universe: Lightning Rod. I love the Trouble, but hardly anyone is interested in the pairing and the fact that the major ships are all split up to bring it about.

My most fun story: Sky Haven and Clockwork tie! I honestly cannot make a decision between Haven being hung up in the air and Jordan with (artificial) wings, and Nathan as an automaton and the Cape Rouge as an airship under privateer captain Duke.

My sexiest story: Fortess is totally the smuttiest smutty thing, and it's four-way sex at that.

Story with single sexiest moment: I....... am rather fond of the smut in Seven Day Week when they're both trying to be top, and generally, the physicality in the fic ended up very raw and sensuous, and I loved writing it.

Story with single sweetest moment: I figure it's got to be in Two Days//Twenty Years.. Though the Garland and young!Nathan scene at the end of Trigger is very sweet in an anything-but-sweet fic.

Most unintentionally *telling* story: Two Days//Twenty Years takes its impetus from friends and relatives with chronic pain conditions, but it's not unintentional. Generally I don't do things that aren't at least aware, with subject matter? I think?

Holy crap that’s *wrong*: Probably most of House Divided, probably the *scale* of its wrongness depends on which corner of the fandom you ask. XD

Most disappointing story: I wanted to do so much more with the challenge fic that became Redefinitions, or an Ode to Avoiding Commitment but I ran out of time, although what I posted seems to have been reasonably well received.

Hardest to write: Probably Clockwork, in terms of sheer effort. It was relatively smooth until Part 3, in the latter half things got difficult. 27 Years Bad Luck wins most difficult to edit.

Easiest to write: Trigger wrote itself in a weekend away, Seven Day Week in a few days.

This year’s theme and the story that demonstrates that: A tie between polyamory and memory/identity. I'll go for Funerary Rites as representing both.

Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year? My biggest goal at the moment is to edit and post Unbreakable #3: Shattered.
Since these posted unanoned this morning, I guess I'm okay to post this here. Or you can Read on AO3.

TITLE: Men Fear to Tread...
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: mild R/mature
LENGTH: 7,700 words
SUMMARY: Avon and Tarrant don't want to set foot on Navaru. Soolin and Dayna are happy to let them sit this one out.
NOTES: Written for Tish as part of the Everywoman fic exchange.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Men Fear to Tread... )

Blake's 7 was my first fandom, back from when I was 14 and there were actual paper zines and fandom hadn't really come online yet, but I've never written (and posted) it before. This feels a little strange.
[personal profile] tassosss: What was your first fandom?

I've just one substantial fanwork for my first fandom posted online and it's this one (if you've never seen Blake's 7, btw, this will spoil the hell out of you, but it'll definitely let you know what you're getting into):

Blake's 7 happened to be tucked in amongst the 1970s sci-fi and Doctor Who novelisations on my dad's old bookshelves which I raided when I was growing up and got tired of Enid Blyton and pony stories. The whole series started to be released on video when I was about 14, and I bought them. All of them. That was obsession to the tune of about £300 of saving up pocket money in the early 90s. I was in the fanclub, Horizon, and had some paper zines, but I've never actually published/posted any fic anywhere, although I did write some. I've still got it somewhere. The first fanfiction I ever wrote was a PGP (post-Gauda Prime, ie. the end of the series) episode-style gen. I think it may have been typed on a manual typewriter. Unless we were up to the greenscreen and the dot printer by that time. :D

My investment in the show was mostly about Avon and also about the women, because this show has awesome ladies. Women running around with guns doing everything that the men did, without anyone questioning their right or capacity to do that or treating them any more delicately than the male characters was very important to me. Cally and Soolin were my favourites. Soolin's characterisation was spotty because she wasn't around for as long as the other cast, but there were plenty of hints that she was as tough and ruthless and as smart as Avon, once she got going, albeit in different ways. Cally... I really liked Cally. The contradiction of the fight-to-the-death doggedness of her and being the compassionate voice of the crew, the telepath-alone. And obviously, SERVALAN. Is she the best female villain ever?

Anyway, back to Avon. I don't know how Paul Darrow manages to be a sex symbol in those outfits hamming it up for all he's worth. I think it's mostly about the voice? The character was something I hadn't seen before, Spock without the alien, adherence to logic with the knowledge that there's a human behind there who life somehow made that way, which I think is more intrinsically interesting. And there's the wall of sarcasm and mercenary attitude but of course you know he cares. He's out of his depth and he never wanted to be a part of the crew anyway and he ends up, somehow, in charge of the Liberator holding off an alien invasion and then nominally in charge of the remnant of Blake's quest, fighting for a cause he doesn't believe in and is endlessly sarcastic about but still fighting.

I'd have to admit here that I didn't have a huge amount of interest in Blake. He needed to be there to make up the themes and the tension but I don't have any amount of connection with that sort of idealist character. Vila's another popular one that I'm... eh, okay. And I'll read the Blake/Avon and Vila/Avon slash, but I'd rather read gen.

...Oh yes. And this, in my very first fandom, was where I encountered my first slash as well. I don't have a good memory of how I approached this at first. I remember seeking out the Vila/Avon for a while, because it tended to be fun and bantery, but was never terribly interested in Avon/Blake. (I think I was more into reading the slash in my second fandom, which was Deep Space 9, and Bashir/Garak & Bashir/O'Brien.)

This is kind of the Fandom of Death (which is what the above vid is about) and, gee, am I morbid? Let's see... Blake's 7... to Angel... to Haven. Hah.

I think this show definitely shaped my view of how science fiction should be, with the rag-tag band of dubious allies on a stolen spaceship, hopping from random planets which all looked vaguely like quarries, occasionally facing weird aliens that weren't supposed to exist but they sure encountered a lot of them for just one crew. The political dystopias, and the bleakness of it all. The crew that banter and go through all that together but might still stab each other in the back given the right incentive.

This didn't end up much of a pimping post, it's more just a blurge of thoughts. But if you haven't seen it, and you can take the shoddy sets and special effects of 1970s sci-fi, you should definitely give this one a go. Farscape and Babylon 5 were great but this was first and this is still greater.
Fly-by crackfic rec (v. short):

Dwarf's 7 by Thesseli - Rimmer and Lister of Red Dwarf in the Blake's 7 verse.


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