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2011-04-28 06:45 am

[sticky entry] Sticky: Fic Masterlist

I will always provide content notices, on LJ and DW, for anything which strikes me as potentially something which some people might want or need not to read (or not to read without warning). On the Archive of Our Own, I will use archive warnings to the best of my ability, and choose not to use archive warnings when I doubt any apply but suspect that the fic may be disturbing. I may or may not use additional content notices on the AO3; if you require detailed warnings, I suggest you browse here instead. If I have neglected to provide a notice for something here on LJ/DW, or neglected to properly implement an archive warning at the AO3, I will correct myself as soon as the error is brought to my attention.

For a more detailed explanation of my notice & spoiler policy, see here (LJ)/here (DW).

Should you find something, whilst reading one of my stories, that offends you/is incorrect/could offend others/is in any way problematic, please please please do not hesitate to tell me. I will never spew hate at you, I will never attack you, and I will always thank you for taking the time to let me know. (note on problematic content composed by [ profile] gyzym & used with permission)

And now, to the fic! )
nonisland: image of a pen with text "nonisland" ([*] "nonisland" pen)
2015-04-18 05:13 pm

[reference] Places and the People Who Make Them Work

Years ago, when I was a tiny baby new to fandom (and therefore to having to have answers right away instead of at some nebulous future point when I was revising a novel that I might at some point get around to completing maybe) and my entire work experience was a bit of part-time retail-minioning, I kept finding myself wondering, “but what do people do all day when they’re supposed to be responsible for magical science-y cities and everyone in them?”

Hell if I knew, really. It seemed to involve paperwork.

Fast-forward. It is now five years later, and I can now say confidently that it does indeed involve paperwork. )

I have the feeling I’m forgetting like fifteen million things, so if you have any questions please do let me know in the comments, I’m always happy to babble. (Especially if you want to know anything about all my Intense Feelings About How Schools Work, I am so sad by how little resemblance like every fictional school ever bears to my experience working at same.)
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2014-10-13 06:29 pm

[prompt me!]

Um. Hello, internet?

I'm trying to get my writing muscles back in gear, but I am a little fannishly adrift at present, so nothing is suggesting itself to me. prompt tables what prompt tables

So: if there is a thing that you'd like to see me write (or that you think I would enjoy writing), that should be able to contain itself in commentfic, prompt me! All fandoms that you know I've consumed the canon to are worth at least asking about, though if the canon is a book I am probably going to be weird about writing fic for it because I get hung up on prose style so maybe not things that are only books (books that have been adapted into other media are okay if you are okay with at least some elements of it being from the adaptation). But otherwise.

Additional qualifiers, expansions, things that are definitely eligible, things that might not be, etc. )

Suggested prompt contents: fandom, character(s) and/or relationship(s), some kind of actual prompt (quote/image/scenario/AU type/whatever)

The more specific you are the more likely I am to stop staring aimlessly into space and actually do something, since specificity is better than "I should write something but there are SO MANY THINGS that I could be!", so, y'know.

ETA: There is now a thread for questions as the first comment in each version of this post! If you would like to know whether I know a thing/like a ship/whatever, there you are! If you have some other question, there you also are!
nonisland: Helen, as seen in the 2003 film Troy, standing alone in the middle of an empty sunstruck street ([Greek myth] Helen of Troy)
2014-09-14 01:12 pm

"The Woman for Whom We All Kill" — Troy — gen, Helen-centric

fandom: Troy
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: Hector & Helen, basically gen with canonical pairings
length: ~1000 words
content notices: Canonical character death under non-canonical circumstances; war; reference to canonical domestic abuse; general sadness
tropes & things: alternate canon; character death fix; otherwise not a fix-it at all
summary: To Helen there is no honor worth death.
notes: If you care about Achilles and his narrative, this fic is probably even less something you want to read than everything else I have ever written about or referencing the Trojan War. If not, carry on. Title and cut-text from Suzanne Vega’s “The Queen and the Soldier”.
ao3 crosspost: here

but the crown it had fallen and she thought she would break / and she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart ached )
nonisland: Camelot in red and gold, with text "make your own destiny" ([Merlin] make your own destiny if you ca)
2014-04-19 12:46 pm

"But There's Water on My Lips" — Merlin — Gwen&Morgana, Freya/Morgana

fandom: Merlin
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: pre-Freya/Morgana, Gwen&Morgana, mentions of Gwen/Lancelot
length: ~3.2K words
content notices: Reference to offscreen character deaths, discussion of offscreen murder unrelated to those; reference to mind control (Freya is cursed much as she is in canon); Uther’s general existence; effects of offscreen homophobia; really unhistorical historical fiction.
summary: Morgana might be the only person in England who ever tried to befriend a deadly water-spirit.
notes: This is what I’ve seen called “costume historical” or “wallpaper historical” as a setting for romance novels, so if historical precision, detail, and accuracy are essential for your enjoyment this is not the fic for you. Written for [ profile] untold_legends. Title is from Regina Spektor’s “Aquarius”. Many many thanks to [ profile] lady_ragnell for an incredibly last-minute second pair of eyes on this; any errors that remain are entirely my fault one way or another.
ao3 crosspost: here

The water-spirit looks lost, and Morgana’s heart breaks for her even as she thinks, distant and cold, that it’s a good thing Gwen has the poker because if those slender deadly hands close around Morgana’s wrists she’ll be too distracted by the touch to pull away. )
nonisland: Camelot in red and gold, with text "make your own destiny" ([Merlin] make your own destiny if you ca)
2014-04-10 12:51 pm

"Do You Let Signs Tell You What to Do?" — Merlin — Mithian/Vivian

fandom: Merlin
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: Mithian/Vivian, Mithian&Rodor, Arthur/Vivian, mentions of Arthur/Gwen
length: ~7K words
content notices: deals heavily with canonical mind control and references canonical mutually non-consensual kissing due to same, also contains [discussed and agreed-upon in advance] kissing to break a spell
summary: Mithian is surprised at how much it hurts when Vivian comes back from Camelot talking of nothing but Arthur.
notes: Plot-compliant with 2.10 “Sweet Dreams”, but not quite with 4.11 “The Hunter’s Heart”. I owe a debt of gratitude to [ profile] versaphile for their map of Albion, although I picked and chose as I wanted/needed from there and from canon both re: the layout of Albion. I would also like to thank [ profile] lady_ragnell for continuing to be the most patient sounding board/cheer squad anyone could wish, for helping me sort out the politics of Albion, and for unsticking the story even before she beta-read it on appallingly short notice. Written for [ profile] untold_legends, for the square “against all odds” on my [community profile] trope_bingo card, and for #6 (“Ours”) of [community profile] 100_women table #8. Title from Lady Gaga’s “No Floods”, because this is me writing Vivian. (I really ought to break that habit at some point.)
ao3 crosspost: here (contains additional worldbuilding natter in the endnotes)

And she’s too late, anyway, and a princess may love where she chooses but a queen never. It feels suddenly, terribly unfair that Mithian has made herself a queen-yet-to-be and never allowed herself to notice why she didn’t mind Vivian’s cheerful self-centeredness. )
nonisland: image of a pen with text "nonisland" ([*] "nonisland" pen)
2014-03-12 08:18 pm

updates & things

My year so far has been 1) noble resolutions promptly followed by 2) a family emergency and then 3) an exhausted lull after which 4) househunting began, soon to overlap with 5) a family Situation, which in turn overlapped with 6) moving. Everything from 3 onwards during 7) returning to college part-time.


That's been a thing. And all my noble resolutions to be a good backup mod at [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo and get my fics for that and [community profile] trope_bingo (well, I lie, I've done one trope_bingo one) and [ profile] untold_legends have so far fallen rather by the wayside. And I am really really glad I didn't sign up for [ profile] rarewomen, because eek. (I may well do treats like I did last year, I just...deadlines. Nope.) But I am back to trying to do better, now. Really. Yep.

additional rambling about Merlin tinyships/posting of potentially-abandoned WIP snippet(s?) )

I should stop rambling at my journal and actually do something quasi-useful with my evening, now that we are not having crises and I'm not sick.
nonisland: Helen, as seen in the 2003 film Troy, standing alone in the middle of an empty sunstruck street ([Greek myth] Helen of Troy)
2014-02-04 12:35 pm

"Hear the Little Songs that Echoed Through My Soul" — Greek mythology — Cassandra/Helen of Troy

fandom: Greek mythology (literature?)
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: Cassandra/Helen of Troy; some canonical relationships mentioned
length: ~2000 words
content notices: referenced future canonical character deaths; discussion of Nice Guy™ism (Apollo, re: Cassandra, if that clarifies for you); war
summary: Two princesses of Troy, both used and discarded by the gods.
notes: Written for Femslash February, for [ profile] halfamoon, and for the square “friends to lovers” on my [community profile] trope_bingo card. Title from Sara Teasdale’s “Helen of Troy”.
ao3 crosspost: here

The smile she tries to form is kind, the effort in it kinder still, and Helen values kindness so much more than beauty. )
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2014-01-11 04:45 pm

accountability, the most important reason to make journal posts

Or, Things I Need To Do On My Summer Vacation

BBC Atlantis )

Merlin (also BBC, but no longer prone to confusion), with bonus trope_bingo planning! )

Speaking of icons, I also need to start finish the icons I've offered people for [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

\o/ /o\ \o/ /o\
nonisland: Atlantis (from the BBC show of the same name) with text "lost city" where "lost" is crossed out ([Atlantis] the city; found)
2014-01-10 07:33 pm

"Private Law" — Atlantis (BBC) — Ariadne(&Minos), gen

fandom: Atlantis (BBC)
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: Ariadne(&Minos)
length: ~700 words
content notices: spoilers for 1.01 "The Earth Bull" and very minor spoilers by implication for 1.03 "A Boy of No Consequence"; references to offscreen ritual sacrifice, and actions which could result in martyrdom for the main character
summary: Ariadne doubts her father's faith.
notes: Written for #8 (“Privilege”) of [community profile] 100_women table #9 & for #33 (“Safe”) of the Women Are Awesome prompt table at [community profile] hooked_on_heroines.
ao3 crosspost: here

She takes a deep breath and uncurls her fingers, one by one. )
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2014-01-09 06:49 pm

"The Frost King" — The Avengers — Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov(/Phil Coulson)

fandom: The Avengers
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov(/Phil Coulson)
length: ~400 words
content notices: mind control; imprisonment; canon-typical violence
summary: Natasha in the realm of the Frost King. [or: a (scene from a) The Snow Queen AU.]
notes: Originally written for a prompt from Nell—“fairy tale AU, Natasha/someone”—during a three-sentence AU meme. I’d originally planned to expand it into a full fic instead of just a slightly longer and more grammatical ficlet, but have since drifted away from the fandom.
ao3 crosspost: here

Natasha is always careful; it comes by now as easily and naturally as breath. )
nonisland: Gwen & Morgana, hugging ([Merlin] the lady & the queen)
2014-01-09 04:53 pm

"Falling Leaves of Red and Gold" — Merlin — Gwen/Morgana

fandom: Merlin
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: Gwen/Morgana, background Arthur/Gwen
length: ~250 words
content notices: none that I am aware of
summary: Autumn is the worst time.
notes: Set between s4 and s5. Originally written for the prompt “Gwen/Morgana - but I miss you most of all, my darling / when autumn leaves start to fall” at [ profile] dollsome's Autumn (2012) Commentficathon, and also for #18 (“Alone”) of the Women Are Awesome prompt table from [community profile] hooked_on_heroines. The title, like the prompt text, is from Eva Cassidy’s “Autumn Leaves”.
ao3 crosspost: here
related works: a podfic read by [ profile] spaceelevator can be found here!

She wakes up cold and alone in the middle of the lengthening nights. )
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2014-01-06 01:17 pm

[community profile] trope_bingo card!

[muffled sounds of [personal profile] nonisland being buried under an avalanche of cards and tables and other things of things to write]

Am I posting this so I can be held accountable for it instead of forgetting about it like the last bingo card I had? MAYBE. )

Also, I'm not precisely saying I will take requests, but I am open to any suggestions you have, especially since I tend to do better at writing things if I know I'm not the only one who wants to read them! (Though I already have Plans for "au: fairy tale/myth". *fingersteeple*)
nonisland: Atlantis (from the BBC show of the same name) with text "lost city" where "lost" is crossed out ([Atlantis] the city; found)
2014-01-04 11:08 pm

"Out There a Lonely Girl Could Drown" — Atlantis — Ione, Pasiphae, gen

fandom: Atlantis (BBC)
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: Ione, Pasiphae
length: ~1400 words
content notices: Spoilers through 1.12 “Touched by the Gods, Part 1”; additional warnings are spoilers (skip) canonical character death; mention of non-focal mourning 
summary: The palace of Atlantis is a dangerous place.
notes: (Will I have a better summary once I do not need to worry about spoilers? Yes I will.) Written for #5 (“Power”) of [community profile] 100_women table #9 & for #25 (“Fear”) of the Women Are Awesome prompt table from [community profile] hooked_on_heroines. Title and cut-text from Ellie Goulding’s “Under the Sheets”.
ao3 crosspost: here

in here the world won't bring us down / our plan is gold dust )
nonisland: A warm-hued silhouette of a person in a skirt, standing against a floral background. ([*] ladies)
2014-01-02 05:58 pm

prompt tables: [community profile] 100_women #s 8 & 9

New year, new fandoms, totally time to grab more prompt tables even though I have yet to completely fill any of the tables I have up. This duo is inspired by my having a fandom relapse into Merlin and tripping and falling into Atlantis (made by the same creative team) at approximately the same time, and thinking about lady interactions that should have happened--I won't absolutely hold myself to it if I come up with a fabulous alternative, but I am intending each prompt from these tables to be used for one or the other of these shows, set during canon era and mostly either episode-related or inspired-by-episode (though some might not be canon-compliant!).

Table squares will have the show, the lady/ladies and relationships (friendship or romance) if any, and LJ/DW/AO3 links. Table squares will not have content notices (please assume s1 spoilers for anything Atlantis); if you're browsing this table and would like to know, without going to the fics themselves, whether content notices apply(/which episodes specifically are spoiled), leave me a comment and I'll let you know as soon as I see it. The original tables, from [community profile] 100_women, can be found here.

ladies ladies ladies )
The 10th in each is a writer's-choice space; I took the 8th & 9th prompts from table #5 and inserted them into tables #8 & 9, respectively.
nonisland: a ship in a bottle, at a workbench for creating more of same ([*] tinyshipping)
2013-06-17 04:53 pm

(no subject)

Dear [ profile] rarepairfest author,

I like you already just for agreeing to participate in this exchange! Whether you, like me, ship these pairings with enough force to power a medium-sized city, or whether you only want to bring joy to the people who do, you're awesome. ♥

If you don't want to read a long and rambling letter, the shortest version of what I'd like is: something happy, or at least hopeful, and for this particular exchange I would actually prefer fic without porn, especially if you're not planning on going much over the minimum length. (I mean, if you want to write me a novella, by all means, for most of these fandoms porn away. But I rather suspect you don't.)

If you'd like something a little more specific, here is a partial list of my likes and dislikes, in general and in no particular order! (If you want to know whether something applies to a specific fandom/ship, just check below, I will mention if for some reason it doesn't!)
  • likes: pining and UST; ladies being awesome; get-togethers and/or first times; most AUs; happy endings; banter; most fannish tropes and clichés; character A being emotionally and/or sexually attracted to character B being awesome at something; pretend relationships/fake dating/undercover-as-married/etc.; epistolary romance (in letters/texts/e-mails/etc.); when I learn something new from a fic.
  • handle with care: dubcon (I'm fine with--and enjoy--speculative fiction dubcon tropes along the lines of sex pollen/aliens made them do it/etc., but I'd like it if you could avoid any more realistic consent issues)
  • dislikes/squicks: noncon; depiction or justification of abuse of any kind (including emotional); underage sex; major character death; character bashing; bigotry; focus on PTSD or any other anxiety spectrum disorder; and stories where characters are made miserable for no real reason and with no real narrative reward.
  • triggers: I cannot read/watch/consume stories which go into any depth about the helplessness of a sympathetic disadvantaged character against The System; or stories set in/featuring/etc. mental hospitals, historical or contemporary. also if for any reason you ignore my above request not to focus on any anxiety-type disorder (...which, please don't), then at least please please do not include a detailed description of a panic attack, especially not from the POV of the character having it.

And now, to actual challenge-related requests and musings! They are arranged alphabetically by fandom (except the Star Trek ones, which are arranged chronologically), and arranged within fandom by a slightly more complex alphabetization system. Onwards! )

If you don't like the specifics of whatever you were matched to me on, or if something else I've described sounds interesting, here's a quick run-down of how to most efficiently acquaint yourself with others of my fandoms/ships: Read more... )

And, finally, if you have any other questions/comments/concerns/wishes for clarification/inquiries about my opinion on polarizing canon topics/etc., you may leave them either as comments to this entry (anon is enabled!) or ask [ profile] lady_ragnell, who can, honestly, probably answer of her own knowledge and if not will certainly be able to find out what I think without ruining the surprise.
nonisland: the Impala, with text "the winding road is home" ([SPN] they always had a home)
2012-05-14 07:59 pm

"Four Times Charlie Left (and One Time She Stayed)" — Supernatural — Charlie Bradbury(/Becky Rosen)

fandom: Supernatural
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: Charlie Bradbury(/Becky Rosen)
length: ~300 words
content notices: references to homophobia and workplace sexual harassment
summary: “This ain't the first time I've disappeared. You think my name is really Charlie Bradbury? Please.”
notes: I do not consider “Season Seven, Time for a Wedding” to be canon and reject it entirely from my personal interpretation of Becky Rosen. Originally left as anonymous giftfic for Ashley on Tumblr.
ao3 crosspost: here

She’s on a bus out of town, going going gone. )
nonisland: the Impala, with text "the winding road is home" ([SPN] they always had a home)
2012-04-29 07:55 pm

"Heart of the Home" — Supernatural — Lisa Braeden, gen

fandom: Supernatural
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: Lisa Braeden&original female characters
length: ~400 words
content notices: none?
summary: Lisa, studying to become a yoga teacher, making a home.
notes: Written as a [ profile] rarewomen treat for [ profile] EllieMurasaki.
ao3 crosspost: here

Kitchen and food mean family to Lisa, whatever “family” means. )
nonisland: A warm-hued silhouette of a person in a skirt, standing against a floral background. ([*] ladies)
2012-04-28 07:46 pm

"A Revolutionary Act" — Greek mythology — Arachne, gen

fandom: Greek mythology
rating: general audiences
characters/pairings: Arachne, Athena
length: ~250 words
content notices: non-graphic discussion/mentions of canonical violence, death, cannibalism, and rape & victim-blaming.
summary: Arachne knows of the gods’ deeds, and doesn’t believe she owes them anything.
notes: Apologies for any potential anachronisms beyond the concept itself. Title is from the quote “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act,” which I believe is George Orwell? Written as a [ profile] rarewomen treat for [ profile] Gehayi.
ao3 crosspost: here

The tapestry sings with fury. )
nonisland: the Impala, with text "the winding road is home" ([SPN] they always had a home)
2012-04-23 07:39 pm

"Lost as a Light Is Lost in Light" — Supernatural — Claire Novak, gen

fandom: Supernatural
rating: teen+ audiences
characters/pairings: (Amelia&)Claire Novak
length: ~600 words
content notices: themes of loss/abandonment; also, although this fic doesn’t contain actual self-harm, deliberate or accidental, it does contain some highly risky behaviors which might be triggering and which are treated within the story as dangerous/alarming.
summary: Claire doesn’t consider being released from possession an escape or a mercy. She’s never had anything like Castiel in her life, and she doesn’t know how to continue as purely human.
notes: Some credit for influence is due to [ profile] crowleyshouseplant & [ profile] applesarefuckinghealthy, as well as others whose names I’ve forgotten, whose Claire-related headcanons have shaped my opinion of her. Title from Sara Teasdale’s “I Am Not Yours”. Written as a [ profile] rarewomen treat for [ profile] xenoamorist.
ao3 crosspost: here

Claire curls and uncurls her fingers, remembering divine light spearing out of them. )