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BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!

imzadi, riker/troi, romance
...aaaand now that I have your attention. Anyone interested in purchasing any Trek novels? I cannot sell them to a bulk buyer and I'm too impatient in my house clearing (which is so nearly done! Woo!) to have them hanging around for ages while I try and amazon marketplace them. So, it's either you lot, or the library.

List is below the cut. 1 or 2 quid each plus postage, and I will ship anywhere you like. As anyone who knows me and books will vouch, they are all pretty much as new, or at least Very Good, since some of them are going on twenty years old by now...

To Boldly Go...Collapse )

First to comment gets, and I've made this post public so feel free to spread it around for a couple of weeks until the remainder (or, you know, all of them!) go to the library.

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It's been a while since I was this on the ball with a fandom!

Title: Five Minds Charles Never Read (And One He Did)
Rating: G
Pairings: Erik/Charles
Spoilers: X-Men: First Class
Summary: Five times when Charles wanted to read someone's mind, but promised not to, and one time he accidentally did.
Prompt: http://1stclass-kink.livejournal.com/2292.html?thread=1325812#t1325812

(Five Minds Charles Never Read (And One He Did))

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Let's Boldly Go!

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Okay, so Star Trek XI is awesome, and I am giddy with the amount of love floating about for TOS these days, too. But I can't be the only one still in love with the middle children of the franchise! 90's Trek was fantastic, dudes, and I just know there's a whole slice of fandom out there who grew up on TNG and DS9 and Voyager like me. I think it's time the 24th Century got some of that love. What do you guys all think?

Poll #1542585
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 20

24th Century Trekfest?

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OMG yes!
18 (90.0%)
Hmm, maybe. Tell me more.
2 (10.0%)
OMG no.
0 (0.0%)

It should totally include...

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The Next Generation
3 (15.0%)
Deep Space Nine
1 (5.0%)
Voyager
0 (0.0%)
Enterprise
0 (0.0%)
Extended Universe (novels, comics, games etc)
0 (0.0%)

I would possibly want to...

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Read!
9 (45.0%)
Write!
0 (0.0%)
Make art!
0 (0.0%)
Make other things!
0 (0.0%)
Something else I shall explain in comments!
0 (0.0%)

I like the idea of... (pick as many as you like)

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a good old-fashioned ficathon with prompts, match-ups and the like.
0 (0.0%)
a kinkmeme stylee community; everyone leaves prompts to be filled as it goes.
1 (5.0%)
a 'fest with a set prompting period, prompt claiming and a choice of posting dates.
0 (0.0%)
a bang, big or otherwise, with writer signups and artist signups.
0 (0.0%)
Something else I shall explain in comments!
0 (0.0%)

But if I had to choose one of the above, I would go for... (pick one)

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a good old-fashioned ficathon with prompts, match-ups and the like.
4 (20.0%)
a kinkmeme stylee community; everyone leaves prompts to be filled as it goes.
5 (25.0%)
a 'fest with a set prompting period, prompt claiming and a choice of posting dates.
8 (40.0%)
a bang, big or otherwise, with writer signups and artist signups.
1 (5.0%)
Something else I shall explain in comments!
0 (0.0%)
OMG I cannot chooooose.
2 (10.0%)

A good time to Trek it up would be... (pick any that apply)

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April
0 (0.0%)
May
0 (0.0%)
June
1 (5.9%)
July
1 (5.9%)
August
0 (0.0%)
September
0 (0.0%)
October
0 (0.0%)
November
0 (0.0%)
December
0 (0.0%)


I saw loads of people coming out of the woodwork on lgbtfest to leave 90's Trek prompts, so I know there's people out there for this. Feel free to pimp this poll as far and wide as you like!

Productivity ahoy!

imzadi, riker/troi, romance
Someone (I think it was vjs2259, to whom I know I also still owe help_haiti fic, too) a little while ago wanted to know what Babylon 5 scripts I have lurking around for sale. I'm at the point now where I might try and put the official ones on eBay, but really, I have the script books now and they're taking up space and if I can get some cash so much the better, otherwise I'm just dumping them.

So, this is what I managed to amass back in my younger fannish days:

lj-cuts, saving your flist since 19-whateverCollapse )

If anyone is interested in buying any, bearing in mind the cost of shipping, I'm not fussy. Make me an offer in comments.

For all the writers out there.

writing - fanfiction
I am curious.

Poll #1527550
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24

Do you keep offline copies of your finished fic?

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Yes, I might want to re-read them when I *gasp* have no net!
0 (0.0%)
Yes, I'm a control freak and something might happen to the internet someday and WIPE OUT ALL THE ARCHIVES.
6 (25.0%)
Yes, I just never delete anything.
5 (20.8%)
Yes, it's a lot easier to edit them that way. A fic is never finished, only abandoned.
0 (0.0%)
Yes, for some other reason I shall explain.
0 (0.0%)
No, once I've uploaded them, they're on their own.
0 (0.0%)
No, they clutter up my WIP folders, and I have enough files in their already!
0 (0.0%)
No, otherwise I get the urge to edit them/add more to them/pet them repeatedly.
0 (0.0%)
No, why would I need/want to?
0 (0.0%)
No, for some other reason I shall explain.
0 (0.0%)


If you couldn't guess, I am currently trying to decide if I should keep copies of my finished fic...

What's in a story?

imzadi, riker/troi, romance
In my pre-sign-up dilemma for au_bigbang, I had a fairly central thought. What constitutes an AU, in your brain? I'm making a list of all my AUs (if in trouble, make a list!) and I keep coming across something I've added to the list and then thought 'no, you know, that's a story, but it's not a full-blown AU'. Jack/Sam/Daniel getting together during Upgrades is a story, but even if I write a series in which they're together that follows that, to my brain, that's not truly an AU. Yeah, it's alternate from canon in that I don't think they're fucking like bunnies in the script, but I think fanfiction as an entity is at the stage where if the simple inclusion or alteration of a pairing is the only obvious alteration to canon, that's really more an interpretation of canon than a true AU of it. Edit: I also think the same is true of writing someone as het or gay or anywhere beyond heteronormative - it isn't categorically going against canon to say that Jack could be attracted to Daniel, or Daniel and Sam at the same time, because there's nothing in canon that categorically says he couldn't be.

So I thought some more, and I think in my head, an AU is spawned by one of three four things:

1 - something is fundamentally different about the canon universe to start with. examples: daemons exist in the Star Trek universe, or the Shadows settled on Earth in antiquity.
2 - the universe is the same, but something is fundamentally different about one or more characters. examples: Deanna was born with her telepathy switched on, or Susan is a rogue telepath, not an Earthforce officer.
3 - the universe is the same, the characters are the same, but something goes a fundamentally different way pre-canon. examples: Uther had Gaius killed during the Purge, so Merlin never comes to Camelot, or John and Rodney somehow met pre-Atlantis.
4 - the universe is the same, the characters are the same, but something goes a fundamentally different way within canon. examples: Scully's IVF works during season 5, or Jack catches up to the TARDIS and travels with the Tenth Doctor.

I originally lumped the middle two together, but I think they're actually separate enough that it makes more sense this way.

Weirdly, though, I started to realise, in my head an AU has a second set of criteria, too, and they're kind of bond-paired to the first set, in that:

A - if 1 or 2 is correct, then it can be an AU even if the story essentially follows canon. example: Best of Both Worlds re-written to include daemons is an AU. TNG rewritten with a Deanna who has even freakier brain powers, takes headache pills every day and finishes everyone's sentences before they do is an AU.
B - if 3 is correct, then it can be an AU only if the story diverges from canon, but even if the story gets things back on track. example: Uther has Gaius killed, so becomes an even bigger bastard himself, and so Arthur is raised differently and Merlin doesn't come to work for Gaius, is an AU, even if that then results in Merlin working for Prince Arthur at Camelot.
C - if 4 is correct, then it can be an AU only if the story permanently diverges from canon. example: Scully and Mulder have a baby. Kinda hard to reset that, so it becomes an AU. If the IVF works and then they lose the baby at the last minute and go back to canon, that's just angst.

A and C are open AUs - like the Pegasus B universe, they can go on for however long and hold as many stories as one can write.
B is a closed AU - it only fits so many stories into it, and there's a finite point where it becomes, to my mind, no longer an AU. For example if I wrote the Arthur/Merlin scenario above, then wrote a sequel which was season one canon except for the obvious lack of Gaius, my brain would have a hard time making that sequel fit the tag 'AU'. Or if I wrote John and Rodney being together pre-Atlantis, and then wrote something mid-series with them together, I'm not sure I'd see that second story as an AU. I think this is because either of those second stories could probably be read as standalone canon universe interpretations, rather than automatically being readable as AUs.

I am intrigued whether anyone else has these kinds of thoughts, or whether I am possibly off my rocker again. (It's overdue.) I think I might be doing something akin to fannish theorycrafting. Yikes. And I still have to decide what to write for this bigbang...

help_haiti - you've won!

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Frankly, before I get into the actual post, I think, I need to say, holy fucking hell.

We've added the numbers. We've checked them all twice.

Not quite half of the pledges have been confirmed yet, and we still have a few more pages to check through in the Lightning Round, but at this point, we can state that over $50,000 has already been donated to various relief organizations to help Haiti rebuild.

And if all the pledges are kept and the sums donated, help_haiti will have raised nearly $115,000.00.


DO NOT EVER TELL ME MY FANNISHNESS IS SILLY OR WEIRD OR ANYTHING ELSE, WORLD. THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THIS? THEY ARE FANDOM. AND FANDOM RULES.

Ahem. I'm sorry, I get a bit overwhelmed when fandom turns all mega-awesome on me. Now.

grey_bard and vjs2259, you are both the winner of a piece of fiction from me, of at least 1000 words ('at least' being rather understated I suspect ;). Congrats, and thank you! I can't believe people actually bid on me, to be quite honest. I'm quite excited!

Just for the ease of it, this is the list of fandoms/pairings I listed that you can choose from:

Fandoms:
Babylon 5 (Susan/Talia, John/Susan, John/Susan/Talia, John/Delenn, John/Susan/Delenn, John/Jeff/Delenn, Delenn/Susan)
Doctor Who (Nine/Rose, Nine/Rose/Jack, Nine/Jack, Ten/Rose, Ten/Rose/Jack, Ten/Jack, Ten/Martha, Martha/Jack, Jack/anyone you like)
David Eddings' Elenium/Tamuli (Sparhawk/Kalten, Ulath/Tynian, Khalad/Berit)
Imagine Me & You (Rachel/Luce)
Merlin (Arthur/Merlin)
NCIS (Abby/Gibbs)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Jack/Will/Elizabeth)
She-Ra (anything you like)
Star Trek TNG (Riker/Troi, mainly, but try me on this one ;)
Star Trek Voyager (Janeway/Seven)
Star Trek XI/Reboot (Kirk/Spock, Spock/Uhura, Kirk/Spock/Uhura)
Stargate SG-1 (Jack/Daniel, Jack/Sam/Daniel, Sam/Daniel, Sam/Janet)
Stargate Atlantis (John/Rodney)
The X-Files (Mulder/Scully)
Xena: Warrior Princess (Xena/Gabrielle)

...if I haven't listed a pairing you really really adore, and you win the bid, I will try my hand at it if I can. :)

Additional Info: I only stipulate that I won't write non-con or underage stuff. I write a lot of different pairings (as you can tell!), so I will happily write het, slash, femslash, or threesomes, in whatever rating you desire. I'm more than happy to write AUs or fusions, crossovers, angst, fluff, porn, missing scenes, episode tags, a bit of kink, whatever you like. I'll take it as a challenge for a good cause. :D


And though I didn't list it, I am just as happy to write gen in your chosen fandom, if you like. Anyway, whatever you choose, once you've given your donation and confirmed it to the help_haiti mods, just leave a comment on this post so I can find it easily. You can be as brief or as descriptive about your chosen fic as you like - you won me, I am yours to command. *grin*

Also: I know it's an auction, but I feel kind of bad for the two bidders who didn't win. If you would still like to donate, I'll write you both a ficlet of up to 1000 words in exchange for your donation. If you want to take up the offer, just drop me a comment here. :)

help_haiti bidding ends tomorrow!

imzadi, riker/troi, romance
So this is me pimping! My bidding thread is here! Go and bid! Make me write awful, depraved things I would never write otherw...

Oh, wait. Well, make me write things! ;D
imzadi, riker/troi, romance
The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.)


1. bebunny - Ro Laren/Deanna Troi
2. medie - Titanverse
3. mylittleredgirl - Talia/Garibaldi or Talia/John
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


In other news, I had best get dressed and stop trying to figure out a name for a STO blog...

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YULETIDE TULEYIDE!

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\o/ \o/ \o/

Squeeble! So happy with my assignment. Yayes all round. Hope whoever got me is just as pleased, or at least isn't tearing their hair out in frustration, and I shall be writing a letter before the weekend is out, I promise.

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It's meme time again.

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I still have a list of these to work on, but it's doing the rounds again, so what the hell.

The Five Things meme, gacked most recently from penknife:

You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in comments. (examples: "Five Things Hermione Never Mentioned Finding in Hogwarts: A History", or "Five Times Merlin Has Seriously Considered Turning People Into Frogs" or "Five Things Will Won't Ever Tell Elizabeth"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun!

You get to pick from TNG, Babylon 5, Merlin, SG-1, Atlantis... and any other fandom you know I know, if you make it a good one. :D

Go for it peeps!

Now I'm off to see if I can survive heroic Nexus again for once...

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imzadi, riker/troi, romance
I try and do this every year, but that isn't going to stop me trying to do it again this year.

In the spirit of the holidays, if you would like a gift from me, give me a character or pairing and I will make you: a fic, an icon, a music mix or something else. Specific prompts are encouraged but I will pick what form the gift takes. Think of it as a festive surprise!

Fandoms you can choose from are:

Babylon 5
Doctor Who/Torchwood
Harry Potter
Merlin
Pirates of the Caribbean
She-Ra
Star Trek TNG
Star Trek Voyager
Stargate (but only up to Moebius!)
Stargate Atlantis
The Dark Is Rising
The X-Files
Transformers The Movie
Xena
Warcraft

*re-reads list* Hm. Welcome to the random world of my fannish tendencies, driving without a licence and careening all over the fannish highway...

FIC: Gravitation (Jack/TARDIS(/Ten)

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Just a little ficlet I sort of started while watching.


SPOILERS for Voyage Of The DamnedCollapse )



Maybe after I've written trobadora's holiday Ten/Jack ficlet, I'll write what happens next. ;)

Going, going...

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Come on, people! I'm working on my Christmas fic gifts and there are some people who still haven't left me a prompt who really should. I have nowt to do for nearly two weeks but play WoW, do housework and write fic, people!

PROMPT ME!
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I'm pinching this from medie and since it's already December 1st, am altering it a bit. Since my cash is limited this year and I'm not going to be organised enough to send cards, I shall be resurrecting the Christmas Fic Meme!

Here's the deal: every day, from December 1 to December 25, on December 24th, I will post (at least one) drabble/ficlet for each person who comments on this post.

Leave me a comment with the fandom and characters/pairing. If you would also like to include something you'd like to see in the fic, feel free to add that to the list, too.


Some fandom ideas...Collapse )

Or just throw me a bone and see what I do with it. Any of my current stories, crossovers or AUs are fair game. Or suggest another one! I'm a glutton for punishment and hey, what the hell, it's Christmas.

And yes, like medie I am aware that I'm shockingly behind on other memes, but oh well. Be nice, it's Christmas. (I'm gonna be saying that a lot this month. :D)

Fic Exchange - Vote Now!

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I'm considering running a B5 holiday fic exchange. Obviously with my proclivities it would be het/slash/femslash/gen friendly! Who's in?

Poll #1077142
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14

Would you want to sign up for B5 holiday fic exchange?

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Definitely!
5 (35.7%)
Maybe...
9 (64.3%)
Are you out of your mind? Of course not.
0 (0.0%)
Depends on .... [fill in the blank in comments]
0 (0.0%)

FIC: 'Hex', B5, John/Susan/Talia, NC-17

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Title: Hex
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: John/Susan/Talia
Spoilers: Sic Transit Vir
Author's Note: This is the longest and most explicit porn of any fandom I've written since my John/Delenn days. I write it for chocolateseduce, who has had a sucky time of it recently and whose birthday snuck up on me unexpectedly. (Darling, do not read this unless you are within driving distance of a certain someone, okay? I don't want you yelling at me again. ;) (And holy hot damn, this is over 10k words of porn right here. Yeehah.)

HexCollapse )

For medie - Fanmix: Completed Circle (John/Susan/Talia)

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This one was kind of easy, because it half existed anyway. *grin* It ranges through my entire range of musical tastes and then some, but I hope it fits the threesome.

Completed Circle: A John/Susan/Talia FanmixCollapse )
Anyone else want to see what I can come up with?

I had a good day at work today.

imzadi, riker/troi, romance
I fancy doing some fanmixing. I have a good few uncompleted anyway, but if you want a fanmix, now's your chance.

Give me a character or pairing (yes, threesomes too ;) from one of my fandoms, and I'll post you a fanmix for that character/pairing. Then, because I'm lazy, you can let me know if it's any good and you want the upload. :)

Anything from Babylon 5, new Doctor Who, TNG, Voyager, Xena, The X-Files, She-Ra and Stargate SG-1/Atlantis is fair game; and maybe Harry Potter, X-Men movieverse, PotC or my other lesser fandoms you might have heard me talk about, as long as you're nice to me.

Meme me!

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