jedibuttercup: The Great Wall (2017) (the great wall)
PG; The Great Wall (2017). Movie tag, 1000 words, from [ profile] comment_fic.

(Prompt: "Any, Any/Any, What fills the eyes, fills the heart.")

Links: in one another's shelter (or at AO3)
jedibuttercup: (deegee)
PG-13; Tin Man worldbuilding. This chapter: DG and family and a bit of politics. Other chapters here.

None of them had suspected that Princess Deegee might have survived. None of them had so much as guessed that the Queen's decline might have been kindled by something more substantial than grief, or that the Sorceress hadn't voluntarily sought her increased powers. If they had… If they'd known, so many things might have been different.

Weathering the Storm, 4/? )

(chapter at AO3; full story here.)
jedibuttercup: (oconnels)
T; 5000 words; Mummy 3/The Great Wall. (Rick/Evy, with background Alex/Lin, R/E/Ardeth, and William/Tovar).

Maybe, whatever adventure they embarked on next, that was the true legacy of Rick's family; to live each day like it was the last and leave no regret behind.

Far, Far Better Things Ahead )

(x-posted at AO3)
jedibuttercup: Thor in full armor, in the desert (thor)
Gen; Thor, post-The Dark World, 1500 words.

Thor attends a WizardWorld Comic Con.

Acquiring a Frame of Reference

(Linked @ [ profile] wishlist_fic and AO3; written for [ profile] pronker)
jedibuttercup: Riddick, walking across the steppe (riddick)
R/Mature; Riddick-verse; Riddick/Dahl, 1,500 words. Missing scene for the end of Riddick. For [community profile] chocolateboxcomm Round 2.

"You call this asking sweet-like?" Riddick laughed.

Making an Exception

(Linked @ the AO3 Chocolate Box archive; written for [personal profile] thedevilchicken)
jedibuttercup: Riddick, walking across the steppe (riddick)
T; Chronicles of Riddick; pre-Riddick/Vaako, 1,350 words. Set between COR and Riddick. For [community profile] chocolateboxcomm Round 2.

A conversation, and an offer, between the new Lord Marshal and his First Among Commanders.

Seeking the Threshold

(Linked @ the AO3 Chocolate Box archive; written for [personal profile] thedevilchicken)
jedibuttercup: The Last Ship (TV Show) (the last ship)
Between being sick for most of January and a vastly time-consuming IRL work project that is just now finishing up, I haven't had nearly as much time to get fannish things done so far in 2017 as I'd meant to. I'm still reading to refresh my canon knowledge for BAH, and I did get to Portland WizardWorld ComicCon, but other than that, I've just been exhausted.

Still here, though. And going to be a year older in another ... 2 1/2 weeks-ish? I'll make that my new goal point for Showing Progress, then. :)

In the meantime ... I did participate in Chocolate Box, and received one lovely story for The Last Ship. Read and enjoy:

Invitation (541 words) by Jena Bartley
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Last Ship (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tom Chandler/Rachel Scott
Characters: Tom Chandler, Rachel Scott
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Tom invites Rachel into his hotel room for a drink, not willing to say goodbye just yet.
jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
So the baby's bronchial ailment? Yeah, every single one of the rest of us came down sick a few days later, and I'm still getting over it. Writing, not happening. I'll try to get something out soon, though.

In the meanwhile, I've realized something rather alarming re: the Harry at the Dursleys mess, prompted by the Scamander movie and a rewatch of all the HP films, that's a little harder to refute than many past 'Dumbledore is malignant, not misguided' ideas I've come across. I really don't think JKR always thinks the implications of the story threads she puts out there through ....

Contains Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them... )
jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
PG-13; Harry Potter.
Time Travel AU; branches off from Deathly Hallows. No pairings.

Harry makes a different choice in King's Cross, and is given the double-edged gift of a second chance.

(3800 words, this chapter. Sorry it's so late; hope it's not a let-down!)

On LJ: ( Chapter 19: An Unexpected Sighting ) | Story Index
On DW: ( Chapter 19: An Unexpected Sighting ) | Story Index
jedibuttercup: (are you serious)
I'm not going to close my Livejournal just yet. I've been here since the mid oughts, I've connected with people and discovered fandom here, almost all of my online history is here, and I'm the nesting type; I don't want to leave.

However, given the latest wave of user migration and the news about the site's servers moving, I've decided it would only be prudent to finally import everything wholesale to Dreamwidth, work out how that dual-posting system functions, and stop giving LJ extra money.

So. IF YOU ARE ON DW, please drop me a line with your Dreamwidth name, or connect to me there, if we aren't connected over there already. I'm [personal profile] jedibuttercup over there; currently all that journal has are my fic indexes and a few copies of my longer stories that never did fit in an LJ post; but hopefully I'll have everything else mirrored over there soon.

My three fic communities are already mirrored: [ profile] lesser_men_saga is now up at [community profile] lessermensaga; [ profile] watching_river is now up at [community profile] bookslegacy; and last but not least, [ profile] backagainharry has been mirrored at [community profile] backagainharry.

*hugs you all*

(ETA on Dreamwidth: WOOT, the import finished!)
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)
2014 - 130 Books (averaging 391.13 pages)
2015 - 122 Books (averaging 364.18 pages)
2016 - 100 Books (averaging 433.06 pages)

Total books dropped in 2016, but average pages per book increased sharply; with the result that overall I read about the same number of pages per day as 2015. A lot of that's due to my reread of the Jack Ryan series, and the fact that I discovered Colleen McCullough. Two of the books I read in 2016 were over a thousand pages long, and a total of 26 were over five hundred pages each. (!!)

In other stats: only 3/100 were non-fiction, this time; 16 were re-reads, about consistent with last year; and 6 were graphic novels, ditto.

To continue last year's additional analysis, 83/100 were identified as part of a series or creative universe of some kind (such as Star Wars). And in terms of genre, 69 of the novels fell under the SFF umbrella (scifi, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, etc.); 20 I would categorize as mysteries or thrillers; 9 were regency romance; and 6 were other historically-set novels (O'Brian, L'Amour, McCullough, et cetera).

So here we go, embarking on Year Eleven of book tracking!

Book stats through #58 include: 16 rereads, 3 non-fiction, and 5 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2017 )
jedibuttercup: (geek inside)
Big disappointment this year: I ended the year with only half a chapter of BAH written. Obviously, I failed in my promise to update that particular WIP; I just couldn't get it off the ground. That'll have to carry over to 2017. (Current progress: two-thirds of Chapter 19 written!)

However... I did complete a novel-length fic! And two other big bangs! And one of my Yuletide 2015 fics was 10,000 words long! Between those and finishing Lesser Men in 2015, I feel like I stretched my writing muscles a lot, so I'm not entirely displeased with myself. *grin*

So, TL;DR fic meme, here we go!

2016 Fanfiction Totals )

Breakdown of Fic, by Category and Length: )

The Year In Review )

Past analysis posts: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010| 2009 | 2008 | 2007: Part I & Part II | 2006
jedibuttercup: (ichabod and abbie)
View Tracking Year Ten! See 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 for past lists.

If I round all TV episodes (whether live or DVD) up to the nearest half-hour mark and all movies to two hours total, then add in repeat viewings, in 2016 I watched 704.5 total hours of on-screen entertainment, an average of 1.93 hours/day.

By comparison, I watched 699 hours in 2015 (1.91 hours/day), a virtually identical amount. I guess I've finally found a comfortable plateau! In previous years, I watched 756.5 hours in 2014 (2.07 hours/day), 842.5 hours in 2013 (2.31 hours/day), 920 hours in 2012 (2.52 hrs/day), 785 hours in 2011, 777 in 2010, 677 in 2009, and 653 in 2008.

Bookmark Post: Stuff on the DVR )

Bookmark Post: TV and Movies Watched in 2017 )
jedibuttercup: (yuletide)
Gen; The Last Witch Hunter; 1,700 words. Canon divergence AU post-movie. Fic #6 (and last) for Yuletide 2016.

It was strange, how quickly he’d come to realize that the man he’d spent most of his life hating for what had happened to his parents was just another lost soul like any other, beneath the deadliness and the trappings of immortality.

the secret to happiness (is releasing expectation)

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for Themistoklis)
jedibuttercup: (snow white)
T; SWATH; 4,200 words. Huntsman/Snow, canon divergence AU set during Winter's War. Fic #5 for Yuletide 2016.

It had been seven years since Sara's death and his exile from the frozen North. And only seven weeks since a raven-haired girl with desperate eyes and a heart of fire had begged Eric for help, and in so doing illuminated the path out of his own despair.

From Darkness Into Light

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for [ profile] liminalliz)
jedibuttercup: Dracula, framed by bats (dracula)
T; Out of the Dark; 2,000 words. Slash, missing scene for the book. Fic #4 for Yuletide 2016.

The man who'd sat at Stephen's bedside when he lay dying, pressing Stephen's hand against his chest and taking all the blame for the failed defense of their people on his own shoulders, was no monster. And if he had to tell him that every day from here until eternity, he was more than willing to do so.

raison d'être

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for oneiriad)
jedibuttercup: (gandalf reads)
T; Uprooted; 1,600 words. Het, set immediately post-book. Fic #3 for Yuletide 2016.

It was a cool, still evening late in harvest season the first time Agnieszka heard the song about the River's daughter.

The River's Daughter

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for redbelles)
jedibuttercup: A freshly prepared margarita (margarita)
T; Hitman: Agent 47; 2,100 words. Gen, set immediately post-movie. Fic #2 for Yuletide 2016.

The world hasn't changed. Only the way Katia perceives it.

What's In a Name?

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for tlvop)
jedibuttercup: (jason statham)
T; Transporter series, 3,300 words. Slash; Set post-Transporter 2. Fic #1 for Yuletide 2016.

Despite his best efforts, Frank leads a complicated life. It's a good thing Tarconi likes complicated.

Breaking the Ice

(Linked @ the AO3 Yuletide archive; written for [ profile] louis_quatorze)

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