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Post 02x05 ficlet with Skye and Coulson when he shows her the drawings in his office. I wanted to write something that felt like it could slip into cannon and the progression of their relationship.

Title by Civil Twilight, this is like the Skoulson-iest song, ever. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/civiltwilight/lettersfromthesky.html

Words: 1352, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

The Photo Shoot

Oct. 25th, 2014 14:16
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Phil Coulson, SHIELD Security's Senior Forensic Accountant, has been talked into taking part in the company's 2015 Calendar shoot being photographed by Melinda May, a well-known and popular photographer...however things are not quite as straightforward as he was led to believe by his assistant, Darcy.

Words: 2443, Chapters: 1/4, Language: English

And I'm tired of fighting it

Oct. 25th, 2014 13:30
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Back at the Playground, Skye confides in May that she thinks something is wrong with Coulson. After brushing off Skye's concerns, May heads to Coulson's office. Something is wrong with him, as May knows he's overdue for another "episode" and confronts him about it which leads to a whole different confession to the one she was expecting.

Words: 1784, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Dear Festividder

Oct. 25th, 2014 12:11
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24 Hours Left to Sign-Ups!

Oct. 25th, 2014 17:58
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Posted by jenn_calaelen

Sign-ups are open until Sunday 26 October 6pm UTC. (Remember this is not EDT - check the links if you are not clear on what time it is for you! What time is that for me? And here is a countdown).
If you are in most of Europe, remember the clocks go back tonight and so the time will be an hour earlier than if was for noms closing.

The link to sign up is here. If you have already signed up, you can use the same link to view and edit your details.
Here is the tag set of all fandoms and characters nominated for Yuletide.
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Winter Soldier's Redemption (40089 words) by Selenay
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Steampunk, Edwardian Period, Marvel Cameos, Slight Mentions of Body Horror, Prequel, Steve Rogers Feels, Putting Bucky Back Together, Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes, Rediscovered Feelings
Series: Part 4 of Dangerous Instruments
Summary:

Steve Rogers, former captain of the HMAS America, had been a rising star of the Royal Aerial Fleet until his airship was destroyed. He was pulled from the wreckage, the only survivor, and spent several weeks unconscious in a hospital bed while the world, and the Fleet, moved on without him. Now, he needs a new plan and a new career, both of which Nick Fury is willing to offer as part of his special SHIELD unit inside Scotland Yard.

But while Steve waits to begin his training, Fury has a small mystery he needs some help with. A masked man has been roaming the towns and villages in the south of England, stealing food and breaking into trains and museums without taking anything of value. A man with a metal arm. It's Steve's home ground, the place he grew up in, so he's the perfect choice to investigate Fury's problem. Isn't he?

(Prequel fic, but can be read as a stand-alone.)

Angels and demons

Oct. 25th, 2014 11:17
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Not so sure about Constantine. Not big on TV shows too closely based around the Judeo-Christian mythos. Hence my giving up on Sleepy Hollow. They're just a little too close for comfort. And anyway, spoilers )

ETA: The 100, otoh, has managed to reinvent itself, and so gets a reprieve.

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All was perfectly well. And then it wasn’t.

Grace Ward has never been prone to tantrums. Neither has she had problems sharing. Until she decides that her mother is the exception.

For the 'sharing' theme.

Words: 1788, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 16 of Ward x Simmons Summer

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So the conference I did the Mary Sue talk at a couple years ago has sent out another call for papers for May 1-2, 2015. It's at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and it will be partnered with ITHACON40, a comic book convention. You can see the full CFP over at Google Drive, which includes some suggestions, but the topic is Women & Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children’s Literature and Comics. Abstracts are due January 15, 2015.

I'll be halfway through Vol. III of JS&MN by then, I wonder if that's something I could get a topic out of or if my shallow historical knowledge would make it dangerous. There's always the Bujold rant, but I'm not sure if there's any interesting generalizations or insights out of it. Discworld's too big a topic, and I'm not sure if anything there speaks to me more than anything else. Hmmm . . . *wanders off, contemplating procrastination opportunities*

Fic: Undying Love

Oct. 25th, 2014 19:47
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Undying Love (747 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011), The Addams Family (1991)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: The Author Regrets Nothing, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion, Humor, Flirting
Series: Part 43 of 2014 Fic-A-Week (all the XMFC AUs)
Summary:

Erik Lehnsherr ponders on the perfection of his husband and his life on the morning of Halloween. (Addams Family fusion)

Dear Yuletide Santa

Oct. 25th, 2014 18:11
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Dear wonderful Yuletide writer,

Thank you so much for writing for me! Yuletide is one of my favourite times of year and I always look forward to seeing what Yuletide Santa has left me under the tree. This year, my requests are all thematically grouped, so I hope that if one doesn't suit the others are more accessible! Rest assured that I will adore whatever you come up with, because there is so little fiction for ANY of the things I requested that the mere existence of more fic will make me incredibly happy.

My tastes have been pretty consistent over the years, and you can see my prior year Yuletide author letters tagged under 'yuletide'. Here are some quick points on what I like and what squicks me, both general and fandom specific. 


General thoughts:

1) I love the relationships between strong, interesting people (or weak, interesting ones!), especially if it wouldn't be something that would occur to them at first glance, whether canonical or not. My requests this year are mostly focused on antagonists, but what I tend to find interesting about them is how they can be moved beyond that point of friction - or how that friction can coexist even as the understanding between them grows. I love gen just as much as slash!

2) I love character studies and long, thoughful looks at a character's motivation, which is probably reflected in what characters I find interesting. I like characters that aren't generally liked in the world they are in, or the people around them; ones that suffer and survive and show strength of character. I love hurt/comfort as a trope, especially if the one offering comfort is reluctant, or not on the best of terms with those they are trying to comfort. I love best friends sticking together. I love a united front in the face of adversity. 

3) I don't really hate any characters in the fandoms I have requested, so please no character bashing. This is especially the case in opting for slash couples - I may love characters A and B and slash them, but I wouldn't want to see character bashing of A's wife or husband as part of that. 

4) My squicks are fairly standard. Sex-based squicks are graphic sexual violence, underage, watersports, scat, humiliation, extreme or ritualised BDSM (including where fics are set in BDSM universes). I'm also not a fan of alpha/beta/omega, amnesia fics, baby fics, AUs (e.g. high school settings or similar), meta tropes or otherwise breaking the fourth wall. 

5) Things I love in fiction in general: long, glorious world-building; characters that have UST and spark off each other; hurt/comfort, first times in shippy fic, great feeling in a world that doesn't permit it, character studies (especially of female characters), clever dialogue, vivid storytelling and a sense of peril. I love them, and therefore want them to suffer, of course.

Fandom-specific:

Formula 1 (Classic) RPF
Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, 

My feelings, let me show you them! I am absolutely heartbroken that, just as Alain and Ayrton were finally moving beyond their history as antagonists, Imola happened. Who knows what their relationship could have become if Ayrton hadn't died so tragically young? And of course, I love the aggression just as much as the sweetness in Ayrton, and how he can be sometimes so careless of others and at other times so solicitous. He was aggressive to the point of arguably causing accidents, but was the first on the scene if one of the drivers was hurt. So... I wonder what would have happened if, in one of their earlier clashes, an accident DID happen, and Alain WAS injured. (Nothing permanent, but serious.) How would Ayrton have approached that? What would have happened to their relationship? How would things have turned out?

Alternatively, I wonder what happened during those months where Alain was retired - and therefore no longer a threat - and Ayrton would phone him constantly and beg him to come back. How did that even work? What did Alain think? What did Ayrton think? Did they ever discuss it in person? 

It's all so tragic, so if you can give them a crumb of comfort, it would make me incredibly happy.

Formula 1 (Modern) RPF
Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso

Ack, these two! Let me hug them to my bosom. I have some weird feelings about their relationship. I like how they're both top dogs, and how they respect each other as drivers. And I like how Fernando DOESN'T like Sebastian Vettel, who is not only Kimi's close friend, but also likely his replacement at Ferrari. I like them fighting, I like them working as a team, I like Fernando being weirdly possessive over Kimi re: Sebastian, I like Kimi kicking arse in 2015 and Fernando being able to approach him as a friend rather than a rival... I'd come up with deep thinky thoughts here, but mostly I like them sparking off each other. Kimi's friendship with Sebastian is a bonus, as is Fernando's friendship with Mark - having Sebastian and Mark helping them get together (because they are stubborn idiots) would make me squeak like a small child with inhuman glee.

Rush (2013)
Niki Lauda, James Hunt

Hmmm, so the film versions of these two are very different from the RPF versions, so I'm focusing on the film relationship here - i.e. they didn't know each other, they weren't friends, they most certainly didn't live together. They were antagonists. And then we have the Nurburgring, and James's feelings on that. And Niki's recovery. And that recovery is NOT easy, it's not quick. And although in real life James didn't punch a reporter for insulting Niki, I like the film version where he does - where he feels possessive and protective over this person whom he doesn't think of as a friend but he's not an enemy, either. Again, I like the complicated relationship between these two, and I'd love to read something where James decides to mend some bridges, somehow, and has to fight Niki tooth and nail for every inch of friendship.

Thank you!


Huh.

Oct. 25th, 2014 13:41
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Either WordPress has fixed something, or BlogBooker (the same folks who do LJBook) has fixed something, or the actual secret turned out to be using Google Chrome instead of Firefox when I did the Export to XML part of the PDF-creation process . . . but I have now successfully created an archival backup of my editorial blog.

[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #409 ]

Oct. 25th, 2014 13:29
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #409 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on November 1st.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 600x600 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Oh, cats.

Oct. 25th, 2014 13:26
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Raise your hand if you were woken up around dawn by the sound of a loud crash coming from your kitchen? Followed by a just-as-loud THUMP, THUMP, THUMP?

... just me, huh?

So, yeah, I took the trash out last night before I went to bed. Garrus and Tali apparently decided that meant the empty trash can was fair play, and they someone managed to turn it over on top of Garrus. Who then started running in the wall, repeatedly, in an attempt to knock it off of him.

Tali? Perfectly named. Every now and then, though, I seriously wonder if I should have gone with "Grunt" instead of "Garrus".

34 years on the Royal Yacht

Oct. 25th, 2014 15:23
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Having been inspired by [personal profile] sir_guinglain's example, I've using my FindMyPast credits to look up family in their newspaper archive collection. One of the easiest to find was one of my ggg-grandfathers on my father's side, one of several generations who served in the Royal Navy.


Hampshire Telegraph, 21st December 1889.


In fact, as an example of one of those presents, a rather earlier article.


Aberdeen Journal, 4th October 1848

This Leonard was a man at arms, first on the Royal George, the previous Royal Yacht, and then the Victoria and Albert. He seems to have been educated, as I have copies of several documents with his handwriting from the National Archives. They are connected with getting his son, also Leonard and my gg-grandfather, a place at the Greenwich Hospital School. (The one housed in the rather spectacular Christopher Wren building, as seen in the climax of Thor 2. :-D) It served to help move the family up in the world, as Leonard the younger entered the Navy as an officer. He then went on to have another son Leonard who went into the Navy, as well as George, my great-grandfather.

Yuletide Letter

Dec. 25th, 2014 14:14
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Dear Yuletide Author,

You've signed up to write for one of my beloved teeny fandoms so that already makes me adore you and utter little squeaky happy noises :-D Thank you!

I'm not hard to please, I don't think. A lot of my fandoms are femslashy this year, but if F/F isn't your thing, I'm a huge fan of female friendships and fics focusing on those. Honestly, apart from one exception that will be pretty obvious, don't feel obligated to throw in femslash just to please me unless it's something you also feel for those characters. And if you do, then go to town on it :-D

General likes and loves )

Cornetto 40-love Commercial: Debbie, Maria )

Maleficant: Aurora, Maleficant )

Bletchley Circle: Lucy, Millie )

Scorpion: Happy Quinn, Paige Dineen )

Sleepy Hollow: Abbie Mills, Jenny Mills )

2014 Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 25th, 2014 12:12
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Oct. 25th, 2014 15:47
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To Yuletide or not to Yuletide...

Oct. 25th, 2014 18:47
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Lately I've been feeling like a pack of wild wolves are chasing me through the woods. Perhaps I should not sign up for Yuletide and add another wolf to the pack.

But... who would request the Dubious Dentists? Or rather the ZAP Dental Ads, as they are now more formally known...

Sunshine

Oct. 25th, 2014 12:42
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Rain again tomorrow, or so say the weather people, but sunlight today.

And my mood is much improved thereby.

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