jedibuttercup: Riddick, walking across the steppe (riddick)
T; Chronicles of Riddick series; Riddick/Vaako, 2000 words. For [community profile] nightonficmountain.

There was a reason Riddick had come back to the fleet, beyond the basic courtesy of doing unto others. And it hadn't been to do anything so civilized as rule.

why drive, when you can get driven

(Linked @ the AO3 Night on Fic Mountain archive; written for [personal profile] thedevilchicken)
jedibuttercup: Beauty dancing with the Beast (belle and adam)
PG; Beauty and the Beast (2017 movie); Belle/Adam, 2900 words. For [community profile] nightonficmountain.

Belle had swiftly discovered that life after becoming the heroine of a romantic tale was not quite as effortless as the books made it out to be... but she wouldn't trade it in for all the world.

a life sentence, for a rose

(Linked @ the AO3 Night on Fic Mountain archive; written for faviconSumi)
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
T; Sense and Sensibility (1995 movie); Elinor/Colonel Brandon & Marianne/Willoughby, 5300 words. For [community profile] fandom5k.

Elinor would have thought that now that the fatal subject had been aired, her nerves would have calmed; but her hands were trembling, her pulse fluttering even more violently than before.

Nothing Lost But May Be Found

(Linked @ the AO3 Fandom 5k 2017 archive; written for [personal profile] abluestocking)
jedibuttercup: (diva)
So I was recently nudged that I haven't posted much about the whole move thing outside of Twitter. Sorry about that. It's been a long, stressful couple of months.

So here's a sort of summary-outline of what happened.

Timeline of a Sudden Move: )

I'm really going to miss living in the same house as those kids. The older niblings have apparently taken to telling people I moved out of the country, and the littlest is at the six-months stage where he's really starting to be come interactive and grinning in delight at his favorite people. I haven't seen any of them since moving day, and it sucks. But them's the breaks; you win some, you lose some, and as soon as they settle I'll figure out a way to schedule regular visits.

And .... 42. So. *chinhands*
jedibuttercup: (reach the light)
\0/ All my furniture has now been transferred, and I'm unboxing the rest of my stuff a day at a time. Books and electronics are mostly done now (of course), but the kitchen and the closets are mostly put together too; I got the important stuff unpacked first. :)

Cable and internet won't be hooked up until Saturday (I'm posting this from elsewhere), but otherwise, all is going well with my new place, and the worst of the omg-I-have-to-move? RL stress has passed. (Maybe now I will have the energy and brainspace to get a moveon with finishing BAH ...)

Even the kitty has mostly adjusted... )

So no, I haven't vanished. :) Just busy. Hopefully more soon!
jedibuttercup: (evil genius)
For my own edification and tracking, these are my 2017 writing commitments, in addition to my remaining prompt fic and my ongoing battle with [community profile] backagainharry (I'm currently rereading DH).

It's been rough this year, as I have also been in the middle of moving in addition to my usual RL commitments, which means I usually only manage to write when I can scrape up some extra energy from somewhere. But I've found that deadlines help; they certainly did last year. So.

Fic Schedule 2017, to be updated regularly: )
jedibuttercup: A freshly prepared margarita (margarita)
... as a distraction while I fight my way through finishing my [community profile] fandom5k story. Borrowed from [personal profile] calliopes_pen, the TROPE MEME:

Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
♦ how likely I am to write it
♦ maybe a few lines of theoretical fic
jedibuttercup: (shen me?)
It's been more than 100 works ago since I last did this meme, too. Maybe it'll get some conversation going? :)

I currently have 803 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 803 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

Since those posts range from 100 word fics to 100,000 word fics, I can't promise how voluble or interesting those answers will be, but it should be fun regardless. :)
jedibuttercup: (coffee plz)
Because I'm bored with research for my current active projects ([community profile] backagainharry and [community profile] fandom5k), a recurrent meme:

First Lines, previously meme'd in 2008; 2012; April 2014; Sept 2014; & 2016.

Post the first line from your 25 most recent fanfic posts... )

And try to find a pattern.... )

Anything else you find interesting, or want to ask about...?
jedibuttercup: (transformers bayverse)
PG-13; Fast & Furious/Transformers movies, 2200 words. Chapter 5 of 5; 16200 words total. Also, part of a series.

Brian had never asked for that kind of recognition, just the power to protect his family. Though possibly, that was what had gotten him into this situation in the first place.... Possibly, it was what had always gotten him into these kinds of situations, he admitted wryly.

An Energy Like No Other: Chapter 5

(Linked @ AO3; now complete!)
jedibuttercup: (transformers bayverse)
PG-13; Fast & Furious/Transformers movies, 4000 words. Chapter 4 of 5 (oops). Also, part of a series.

"And on that cheery note," Sam snarked, patting Bee on the roof as he and Mikaela returned to their seats. "Unless anyone's got a different idea-- then Jordan, here we come."

An Energy Like No Other: Chapter 4

(Linked @ AO3)

for enemies

Apr. 7th, 2017 01:53 pm
jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
... you know what, upon reflection, I don't understand Harry's punishment over the Sectumsempra incident either. It makes about as much sense as Sirius and co.'s punishment for the werewolf incident-- in reverse. What, just because Malfoy didn't finish saying 'Cruciatus', even though a review of the incident should prove he was the first one to draw his wand and fire a curse, Harry is the only one punished? Just because Malfoy was the only one who needed the hospital wing, and his Head of House was the one who found them? Not saying Harry shouldn't be punished for his idiocy in using the spell; just that it's yet another severely unbalanced consequence that seems utterly unlikely to help Harry learn how to react to danger and responsibility like a normal human being.

(Oh wait ... *cough* Dumbledore. Continually grooming Harry to increase his feelings of isolation and self-justification in service of his eventual martyrdom at the hands of Voldemort ...)

Oh, and also: one student attempts to kill and torture another, his opponent slashes him bloodily across the chest, and detentions are the only punishment handed out? And no one else objects? Fucking seriously? I guess they really mustn't ever report student injuries and punishments in any official way, or else... I'm reminded of a Hagrid quote I also tripped across recently. "It's always been a bit of a risk sending a kid to Hogwarts hasn't it? You expect accidents, don't you, with hundreds of underage wizards all locked up together."

Not that JKR seems to have cared what she was implying about the alienness of wizarding culture with all of this, beyond cleaving to conventional tropes in isolating her hero ...

I'm not really sure how much of this will make sense for Harry to realize in [community profile] backagainharry, but continuing to reinforce the beneficial effects of thinking things through is going to be a must.
jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
First, just to get it out of the way: I'm going to keep crossposting to LJ for awhile, despite the annoying new TOS, but I did go ahead and set my journal for Adult warnings and un-check the 'participate in rankings' box so as to avoid the most blatant of the new potential issues. Mostly, I'm amused that they did this the very day before my pre-paid account was to expire, and added six months to the time I can expect to avoid seeing ads there.

Nonetheless, if you're reading this from LJ, and have a DW, and I'm not already friends with you there, let me know, would you? Would probably be prudent to consolidate my 'circle'.

Anyway, with that out of the way: two more things that've really bothered me as I continue to reread HBP. First: how the hell can anyone reread the scene with Dumbledore 'asking' Harry to get Slughorn's memory and not realize he's the very definition of a manipulative son-of-a-bitch? Good intentioned, I usually grant; but still. That is not something you do to an impressionable teenager that you don't view as a means to an end more than a human being who deserves to chart his own fully informed course in life.

And secondly... regarding the Felix Felicis. And I quote: "I dunno... I was sort of saving it..." // "...vague and unformulated plans that involved Ginny splitting up with Dean..." WTF, Harry? Is this or is this not the child who just lost his godfather in a life-or-death battle that a little Lucky potion might have potentially helped with? I'd have been saving that stuff too, good job there, but for the potential next fight of my life with my nemesis, not for romantic daydreams! If you ask me, that's a far more persuasive argument for the Weasley-potioning-theorists than most of the ones that actually show up in fic! *sigh*
jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
In my review of HBP for [community profile] backagainharry, I tripped over an interesting quote. After Remus lets Harry down about his not so subtle questions regarding the possible identity of the Half Blood Prince, he tells him to check the publish date on his used potions book. Harry does, and discovers "it was nearly fifty years old. neither his father, nor his father's friends, had been at Hogwarts fifty years ago."

How does it not occur to him that he once had his hands on another book, one which dated to Hogwarts in roughly the same timespan? That he knows the identity of a half blood (having just learned that information from Dumbledore!) who went to Hogwarts in exactly that time frame, and demonstrably thought rather highly of himself and the heritage he'd discovered?

If it had been me, I would. And where might things go from there? Obviously, we the readers would know Harry was wrong, that it was Snape using his pureblood mother's hand-me-down book who'd marked it all up. But what kind of an entertaining fic could you build out of Harry assuming it was Voldemort's book and, after debating whether to reject it, deciding to use it to learn more about his destined enemy? He'd be a lot more wary about the scribbled spells, for one thing (*cough* Sectumsempra); but what else might he learn and misattribute from the notes within its pages, and how else might that disarray the canon plot?

*thinky expression*
jedibuttercup: (coffee plz)
Taken from [personal profile] calliopes_pen, because I've been stressed and fretful and having a hard time writing lately, here’s a fanfic focused meme to get my creative juices stirred up again.

Choose a fic and 1 (or more) question(s) from the list below:

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What’s your favorite line of narration?
4: What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn’t listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?

My fanfic can be found either through my DW indexes (Main Index; and B:tVS-Focused) or at the AO3.
jedibuttercup: (transformers bayverse)
PG-13; Fast & Furious/Transformers movies, 3700 words. Chapter 3 of 4. Also, part of a series.

The mech transformed like an old man cracking his back in an attempt to stand up straight, but when it was done, he was even bigger and bristlier than Optimus. Mikaela watched tensely as red eyes blinked open and the Seeker turned its head to take in its surroundings.

An Energy Like No Other: Chapter 3

(Linked @ AO3)
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)

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