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XMFC space assassin AU
I have a vague memory that this started as a dream, but then I wrote the opening scene and had nothing else.

In retrospect, it's very Erik-as-the-Winter-Soldier, but IN SPACE! :D )

Snow White & the Huntsman
Wow, I memory of writing this. Apparently I liked the movie enough to want to write fic, which must have lasted all of a week. Warnings for...overly poetic and euphemistic cunnilingus?

breathe )

SPN post-S5 coda
I think I wrote this scene of Dean unpacking his duffel bag at Lisa's right after the S5 finale, and then never a) posted it or b) watched the S6 premiere. So, you know, caveat lector. Prettty sure it's been jossed.

I literally just titled the draft 'coda'. Original of me. )
spatz: B&W Erik wearing helmet, most of his face concealed (XMFC Erik helmet)
As ever, I am late, but here, have 5000 words of an XMFC no-powers AU loosely based on Notorious that I am no longer invested enough in the fandom to finish. (also Yahtzee is posting her own take on that, so I don't have to!) I'd written all the fun bits, anyway. It's a darker take on the film, so warnings for blackmail, emotionally unhealthy but consensual hate!sex, mentions of child abuse, and violence.

c&p wholesale from the draft, so pardon the random timeline notes )


Apr. 10th, 2012 12:00 am
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I'm trying to be coherent enough to write, but mostly I'm just staring at all my WIPs in despair. Being super multifannish means I end up wandering out of fandoms and then need to reabsorb all the canon to write it again. Hrmph.

Therefore, time for a meme:

1. Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.

None with 77, but several with 7 pages:

(MI:4) Ethan/Brandt fic I'm co-writing with inmyriadbits )

(XMFC) post-movie alien invasion )

(Inception) Arthur character study that I'm mostly writing because I love my title, not because it contributes anything interesting to his characterization )

(Inception/H50) Your Brain Must Be A Miserable Place - also cowriting with inmyriadbits; this snippet turned out very spoilery for the story, fyi )

(Star Trek reboot) shuttle AU - boring exposition bit )

(XMFC) Notorious AU - one of the few bits of dialogue I stole straight from the movie )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Default)
Today was a day where my shoes did not match.

Yes, I mean that literally. )

In my defense, I woke up 5 minutes before I had to leave for work, but yeah. I didn't even notice until the end of my lunch. *facepalm*


Time for the WIP meme! (gacked from [personal profile] philomytha)

Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

I picked the five I've actually worked on in the past two weeks, since the full list is a bit longer.

the long MI4 Ethan-Brandt fic I'm co-writing with imyriadbits. (I was so tempted to post the bit with the cheetahs, but that one's hers.) )

the XMFC Notorious AU, in which no one is a mutant, everyone is fucked up, and I worry about my ability to adequately write hatesex )

the Star Trek reboot AU where Winona's shuttle got captured by Nero, which has been a WIP since fall 2009 )

the plotty XMFC one where aliens invade one year post-divorce. This is from the scene where Erik runs into Peggy Carter fighting aliens in NYC. )
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Some days, you just want to read bakery AUs. Have some recs.

The Stars & Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (Dresden Files) (also, 1/6 - the header lies)
Hallelujah, the WIP is complete! I never thought I'd like a normal-life AU for this fandom so much, but it's incredibly charming and deals with Harry's issues in a realistic, h/c awesome way, with the full ensemble as background. Plus, good Harry/Marcone is hard to find....

New Beautiful Things Come (XMFC)
In which Erik runs a kosher bakery and Charles is an activist, but not in the way you think. Gorgeously atmospheric (made me miss New England falls something fierce. Not the winters, though *g*), and does interesting things with the mutation-as-metaphor-for-minorities trope.

I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile (Inception)
Pretty sure the entire fandom has read this now, but who can resist Arthur twisting himself into knots of denial and Eames soothing his pain with massive amounts of espresso? Hilarious and heartfelt, often in the same breath, and such a comfort re-read.

Buy Handmade (bandom/MCR)
Warm, lyrical, and set in the early days of Etsy, Frank decides to make a career change from tech support to baker. My heeeeeart. Especially lovely to read it again as someone who just spent a year in massage school while working at a call center.

..and what the hell, a couple of stories where people play Never Have I Ever. (if you ever meet me while drunk and want to make me happy, suggest playing this game. I am so weak for it.)

I Never (comics!Avengers)
In which a bunch of sleep-deprived Avengers drink diet soda and mock each other. ♥

An Ancient and Noble Game (The Eagle)
In which Marcus and Esca play the game in the very traditional mode of 'trying to figure out if your crush likes you'. Also, *smoking* hot.
spatz: B&W Erik wearing helmet, most of his face concealed (XMFC Erik helmet)
The guy on the left is Darwin and the guy on the right is Einstein, obviously, but can anyone identify the woman in the middle picture? She looks familiar - an actress, or a singer?

ETA: found it! The woman is Rita Hayworth. Thanks, ya'll!

(These are the pictures on Charles' bedside table in 1944 when he meets Raven, for those who want context. The only other objects I can identify are the baseball, a book, and a chess piece that looks like a king.)

So married

Jul. 1st, 2011 12:41 am
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SO, [ profile] inmyriadbits was watching X-Men when I got home. I sat down to watch Hugh Jackman in a cage fight, and ended up watching the whole movie. Y'know, as you do. (Damn, that boy is pretty.)

Then she made me a drink and we watched X2. (what? I'm easy!)

And then this conversation happened:

brainwashed!CYCLOPS: *shoots laser beams at Jean*
JEAN: *makes shield and breaks the dam. And her leg.*
SCOTT: *wakes up and dashes over* Jean, are you okay?
JEAN: I thought I'd lost you!
TWINS: *keel over laughing*

This may seem odd! But let me illustrate with a conversation from The Eagle:

ESCA: *appears to betray the dude who owns him as a slave*
MARCUS: *feels betrayed* I will kill you!
ESCA: *waits until bad guys are asleep*
ESCA: So, you wanted this golden eagle thing, right? This is our only chance, while they're asleep.
MARCUS: I thought I'd lost you....


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