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Welcome to my pasture for plot-bunnies.

This is where I put plot-bunnies that I have no intention of developing further, either because the muse left or (more likely) because I just don't have the time. They are all free to a good (or a bad, or ambivalent) home. If one of these happens to pounce upon you and force you write it, then awesome! Let me know so that I can read whatever you've written, but you don't need to ask permission or even tell me, if you don't want to.

If you leave a comment on any of the plot-bunnies with a further development, I'll likely respond in kind.

8/25/13 update: Blanket Permission: This feel a bit self-aggrandizing, but on the off chance that there are people who will use this, I hereby give blanket permission for anyone to post translations, art, podfic, art, mixes, remixes, sequels, prequels, side stories, or any other type of transformative variation on any of my work, not just the released plot-bunnies, but any of my work posted on FF.net or AO3 or TTH or anywhere else it winds up. My one request (not a demand, just a request) is that you send me a link so that I can appreciate your creation.

Cheers,

MarbleGlove
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 I am once more back to reading a bunch of The Sentinel AUs around the idea that of what if Sentinels and Guides were a known thing. And it occurred to me that pretty much all of the stories have Sentinels as the primary powerful individual and the Guides as their support, to help them achieve all they can achieve and all that. Power dynamics and social situations vary, story by story, but the focus remains on the Sentinels. 

But what about the reverse: There are these Guides, who just think outside the box and trail blaze new paths for whole populations and are destined to achieve great things if they can just survive long enough and avoid assassination by the power structures who don't want any new paths cleared. 

And Guides just get themselves into so much trouble and the Sentinels are the ones who find them and imprint on them and become their body guards and their war leaders. 

And so of course Daniel Jackson is a Guide, even though he's depressed and doesn't think he'll be able to change society because he got laughed out of academia; and Jack O'Neill is a Sentinel who thought he'd found his purpose in the military and lost it with his family. But then they meet and go through the Stargate and now Daniel doesn't even care about the whole Guide thing because he's too busy actually accomplishing amazing things and meeting amazing people to care about some stupid destiny marker or whatever. And Jack is scrambling behind him to keep him protected and going, come on, I'm your Sentinel I need to keep you safe, please stop throwing yourself into danger!

And Sam and Teal'c kind of look at this dynamic and are like, wow, Jack, you are not going to accomplish protecting that guide on your own. So, I guess you now have a team to help you with that because he's a guide that's a guide.

Meanwhile, Rodney McKay is a Guide who thinks any Sentinel within his immediate vicinity should be making sure he's safe and any Sentinel outside of his immediate vicinity is out of sight and out of mind.  

And John Sheppard, who has always had mixed feelings about his Sentinel status because his father wanted him attached to an ambassador or politician, and he liked his freedom too much to want to be tied to a single person, finds himself just enthralled with Rodney who is accomplishing what no one else can do and manages to be super demanding and super accommodating at the same time to all of John's issues.  

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Despite the real world being really pretty terrible in a variety of different ways (my country, my family, and my body have all taken serious damage recently), I realized that I've actually written a number of fanfic that I forgot to post about here.

So, to catch up:


A Lever and a Place to Stand
fandom: BBC's Sherlock
summary: John doesn’t use his magic… except this once: Sherlock will live!


Lone Wolf and Alpha
fandom: Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
sequel to: Leah's Happy Ending
summary: Leah was far from the only female werewolf in a bad situation. They too get their chance at happiness.


What Happens in Budapest... Comes Home to Roost
fandom: Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe
summary: Found family and unexpected allies, monsters that needed killing and recovering from brainwashing, … yeah, the New York alien invasion really did remind Natasha of Budapest.


this is unexpected
fandom: Star Wars
summary: a self-indulgent response to the many, wonderful time-travel Star Wars stories that send a more experienced and more knowledgeable Obi-Wan Kenobi back in time to change the many tragedies to come


Everybody Lies
fandom: James Bond movies (Spectre specifically) and BBC's Sherlock
summary: "Spectre" made a lot more sense once I considered: what if all the characters are lying?
Denbigh and Oberhauser, Bond and Mallory, and most certainly Q. Everybody. Mycroft Holmes is not best pleased.


The Angel of Hell's Kitchen
fandom: Daredevil
summary: Foggy struggles to come to terms with discovering his friend Matt is the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and in the meantime, life happens.
“It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” -- Joseph Conrad



plus two illustrations I did, inspired by two other fanfic that I've read and enjoyed a great deal:

Tyrant Queen of Mutant Ninja Were-Lemurs
fandom: Avatar, the Last Airbender, alternate universe
description: in Chapter 6 of Kryal's amazing fic, The Dragon-King's Temple, Sokka is worried about what could have happened to Toph, since even if she was attacked by mutant ninja were-lemurs, she would just kick their butts and be taken back to their lair to become their queen, and the world just wasn’t ready for Toph, Tyrant Queen of Mutant Ninja Were-Lemurs. And so this happened.
inspired by: The Dragon-King's Temple by Kryal
fandom of inspiration fic: Avatar the Last Airbender and Stargate SG1
summary of inspirational fic: Through the spite of the spirits or plain rotten chance, a door that would have been better left untouched has opened. On the other hand, with Fire and Earth as one's allies, sometimes escaping is the easy part.
Even the Dragon-King's temple floods.


Raincloud, the Rabbit of Caerbannog
description: The picture that Sephiroth took of Raincloud, the Rabbit of Caerbannog, in Chapter 22 of Off the Line by esama
inspired by: Off the Line by esama
fandom of inspirational fic: Final Fantasy VII
summary of inspirational fic: In which Cloud gets a Virtual Reality Dream Console – ShinRa's latest in virtual reality technology. Aaand everything pretty much goes downhill from there.




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Real life has been draining enough that I've largely reverted to fandom lurking even more than previously. (which is saying something, because previous levels of activity were not setting the bar very high.) And I've been reading a lot of really self-indulgent stuff that, for me, includes a lot of fanfic of the Sentinels & Guides Are Known AUs

Of course, there's no escaping rabid plot-bunnies when reading that much of a single topic area, at least not for me.

And thus I have a plot-bunny for a Stargate Atlantis fanfic set in the type of Sentinels & Guides are known and have various legal protections AU.

The idea starts with the standard trope of: 
Rodney McKay is a Sentinel who doesn't think he should need a Guide and John Sheppard is a Guide who's been hiding his status in order to maintain his military position

However, it turns out that McKay is right, that he doesn't really need a Sentinel because:
1. he's very careful (and vocal) about policing his own allergies
2. the things he works on are so massive or so infintesimal that not even he could see them with physical senses anyway, so there's no need to push his senses since he's dealing with galaxies and electrons
3. his sense of "protect the tribe" is on just as massive a scale as his science, so he's determined to ensure that humanity survives on different planets and has the capabilities to protect themselves etc, and he's not interested in protecting any particular individual

Second however, is that Radek Zelenka didn't pass his background check to get onto the Atlantis expedition. He's from the Czech Republic and was part of the protests in the 1980s. Obviously this can't stand since McKay wants Radek on the expedition, and thus McKay declares that Zelenka is his Guide and thus has to come on the expedition regardless of the failed background check.

Everyone knows that McKay is lying, except that there's just this shadow of a doubt, because McKay and Radek really do work together extremely well, they're both super smart and can pass any of the variety of standardized tests to weed out fake pairings, and it's really a bit taboo to question a sentinel about the appropriateness of their guide as a guide. So, everyone *strongly suspects* it's a lie, but McKay is officially down as a bonded sentinel and Zelenka is officially down as a bonded guide.

Then along comes Sheppard, joining the expedition at the last minute, and unaware of all the unofficial versions of the official files.

So, of course, Sheppard and McKay are excellent matches for each other. But, and this is the thing, they're all adults. Not only are they all adults, but they're also completely disconnected from Earth for some time. So McKay joins Sheppard's SGA-1, and Sheppard starts hanging out more in the labs, and everyone side-eyes all three of them for a bit but mostly get distracted by trying to stay alive and generally running for their lives.

And then they get back in contact with Earth.

*grin* 

I'm not entirely sure what happens at that point, but I think maybe people from Earth (Blair and Jim maybe?) come in a delegation to make sure everything is okay and deal with all the psychological trauma that must have been experienced and are just kind of boggled by how well everyone is doing and how poorly any of this is going to fit into any sort of template report.

("You can't just declare that you have a sentinel-guide bond to every single person you want to make sure stays on the expedition, Rodney!" 
"Why not? It's true!" 
"It's not true!" 
"But you can't prove it's not!") 

Fanfic!

Jan. 26th, 2016 11:22 am
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Wow, it's been a long time since I posted here. So here's a bit of house-cleaning, with fic I've posted on AO3 but not yet posted here:

Obi-Wan's Leap
fandom: Star Wars
summary: The Force is always there for the Force sensitive - there is no escape or avoidance. Obi-Wan has spent his life living with the Force and meditating on it. In the end, he leaps into it entirely.


What's In a Name
fandom: Leverage, Highlander
summary: “Names come and go. People who know who, and what, you are… that is more rare.”


Here We Belong
fandom: Highlander, Pretadors
summary:
“Hello, Earth,” Isabelle’s voice had been received by any radio directed to the stars. “We have an alien space ship, a partial list of humans kidnapped and killed by the aliens, and a long story to tell.”
Duncan MacLeod had left Paris to join the quickly growing community built up around the landed spacecraft three days after the first broadcast.
Joe didn’t follow.


an ancient absent god
fandom: Highlander
summary:
“Believe in yourself. You are an ancient, absent god, discussed only rarely by literary scholars. So if you don’t believe, no one will.” – @NightValeRadio, 7/4/13, 9:28 AM


Every miracle is a betrayal revealed
fandom: Highlander
summary:
“Come on, miracles are just random good things that happen. How is that a betrayal?”
“It’s a random good thing, yes, but it always begs the questions: why didn’t it happen sooner? More often? Better? If it could happen once, what about all those times when it didn’t happen?”
“So the world isn’t fair or nice.” Joe shrugged. “We already knew that. A miracle just shows that sometimes there’s an exception.”
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Real life has sort of sucked recently and while that hasn’t pushed me out of fandom, it has pushed me more towards the lurking and reading side of things rather than the commenting or writing side of things. On the other hand, Star Wars fandom caught me by surprise and created an immediate craving that was answered by a set of really awesome authors:


First, there's Flamethrower

Flamethrower has an amazing, long, and completed series: Re-Entry.

And a follow-up series, which is also amazing and long but is also being actively updated: Re-Entry: Journey of the Whills.

Plus a whole bunch of awesome single stories, including:
On Ebon Wings, Ere I Breathe, which is a crossover between Star Wars and The Crow!

In a Lonely Place, which is just so good and I want to say is one of my favorites of all of these.



Then, there's Dogmatix and Norcumi who have an amazing partnership going on that has resulted in: 

A Star to Steer By which is an amazing crossover with Stargate, and while it's not complete, it's still being updated and I love each chapter that comes up.

Knock on Effect, which is inspired by Flamethrower’s series

Plus a whole bunch of other short fic that are all well worth reading.



And then there's Esama, who I've always loved for her Harry Potter, and Sherlock, and Temeraire stories, but now has some amazing Star Wars fic, too, including: 

Negotiator, which is complete and awesome.

Lost Reflections which is theoretically unfinished but doesn't actually feel incomplete, so mostly that just means that there's potential for more sometime if Esama feels inspired to continue.


For the most part, I just wanted to escape from my own head, but then there's Fialleril's amazing stories that are completely gorgeous and do not allow the reader to avoid thinking, but must be read all the more for that. Two of her series, in particular, are must reads:

The Guiding Winds

The Tatooine Cycle




Mentioning some of this to a friends also brought a Cracked.com article, 6 Reasons The Jedi Would Be The Villain In Any Sane Movie, to my attention.

Which, you know, makes some very good points.



Anyway, this all leads me to an idea for why the Jedi are the good guys, despite all their deeply questionable activities. However I’m not sure how to turn it into a story, so I’m going to release the idea into pasture and hope it inspires someone else.

The idea is this: Force sensitivity is like food sensitivity, ie, it’s not a good thing.

The Force is the power that holds the universe together and is life itself and all that, right? So, what if some children are just born sensitive to it, and by sensitive, I mean allergic, and the main symptoms are early death and/or raging psychopathy if they survive long enough?

There’s this massive ocean of power that reacts to emotions and most people who can sense it at all, much less manipulate it, drown before they gain any sort of control. The Sith manage to ride the swells and become one with the destruction, whil the Jedi manage to calm themselves enough so that the Force moves through them rather than breaking them.

So while, yes, Force sensitive children are taken away from their families, those families start grieving for that child as soon as they know they’re force sensitive. Acceptance into the Jedi temple is the child’s only chance of survival.

And Jedi knights are those Force sensitives who have mastered the ability to work with and around the Force without become either soulless puppets of entropy or mad power houses suffering constant allergic reactions to life itself. Members of the Jedi agricultural corp are those Force sensitives who can be trusted only under supervision and without the stressors that Jedi knights face.

So as much as the Jedi temple is admired from afar and the Jedi knights are considered celebrity heroes, no family wants to see a Jedi come for their child. But the families are also the ones who call the Jedi temple to come for their children before their children blow up the local preschool or kill a whole community.

And maybe under Palpatine’s propaganda, politicians forgot what sort of refuge the Jedi temples provided for innocent children who were just too dangerous to let live in regular communities, the absence of that refuge is going to have a major impact across the whole Empire.


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When I first saw the preview for Jupiter Ascending, some months back, I was kind of ambivalent about the movie. It looked muddled and messy and fraught and while I still kind of wanted to see it, I wasn't all that excited about it. And then the reviews started coming in, and I realized, okay, yes, I absolutely needed to see this. And it was AWESOME!

Oh, it wasn't a great film and it won't go down in history as transforming the storytelling process or anything, but it was an amazingly fun ride to be on and just stuff kept on happening (and I want a pair of those roller-blading gravity boots so much!) and it was just a whole lot of fun. I definitely need to go back and see it again. And I really hope there are sequels. And I hope those sequels are just as ridiculous as this one.

One of the real strengths of this movie, is that it does a wonderful job of walking that line between not taking itself too seriously but also not being too self-conscious either. It is what it is and it went with it.

Anyway, while this movie introduced us to three potential main bad guys, only one of them wound up (presumed) dead at the end. And there was a moment in there, where I thought one different decision on our heroine's part could have had interested ramifications.

And thus:

One Different Decision
(on AO3) (on FF.net)
summary: The impact of one different decision: Titus Abrasax does not survive his attempt at marriage to Jupiter.
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So 2014 sucked pretty badly. I am really hoping that 2015 is a massive improvement. (And please, please let it not be worse -- I have a finite number of family members.)

Anyway, the end of the year showed some improvement and the new year is starting off well. So I am paying a bit more attention to fandom and realized how long it's been since I posted here. Even when I had posted fanfic, I never got around to updating here. So, to correct this error: 

The Price of Secrets (on AO3) (or on FF.net)
Fandoms: Buffy and NCIS
Summary: This fight for jurisdiction did not go the way Gibbs had expected.

Leah's Happy Ending (on AO3)
Fandom: the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
Summary:Everyone knew that Bran had only married Leah because she was too stupid and petty for him to ever run the risk of falling in love with her. No one thought about how Leah herself must feel that knowledge like a constant insult. No one deserves that kind of abuse.

The Ambassador (on AO3) (or on FF.net)
Fandoms: Labyrinth and Stargate
Summary: Ambassador Sarah Williams is brought in to the Stargate program to help deal with the Tok'ra. (set after Her Kingdom as Great, and does not stand on its own.)

Smooth as a River Stone (on AO3) (or on FF.net)
Fandoms: Highlander and Stargate
Summary: Thousands of years later, Jake O'Neil's descendant looks out the temple palace to see what the god Methos sees. (This will make absolutely no sense if you haven't already read A Square Peg in a Round Hole.)


To everyone reading this: Happy new year!

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Also, last year, (sigh, real life got and then remained intense), the wonderful [personal profile] pentapus  also made me a drawing from the Books of the Raksura.

Stone with babies


And here, finally, is the story I wrote for it: 

The Consort Bower of Indigo Cloud
Summary: Before Moon arrived at Indigo Cloud Court, the consort bower had been empty for some years and the court as a whole slowly dying. Something had to change. The three consorts of Indigo Cloud (Stone, Moon, and Ember) had had very different expectations, but the reality surprised each of them.
Available on AO3, FF.net, and below:

The Consort Bower of Indigo Cloud )

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Last year (good grief, time got away from me), the amazing [personal profile] pentapus drew a picture of Taura and Methos on a space station.

Taura and Methos on a space station

Here (finally) is the story I wrote for it: 

Walking Away Whistling

Summary: Taura doesn't like House Bharaputra. She doesn't like Cetaganda. And she is extremely curious as to why they are both trying to acquire Dr. Pierce Argall.
Available on: AO3, FF.net, and below: 



Walking Away Whistling )
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Wow.

I just watched Maurice Béjart's Nutcracker and it was stunning. I was stunned. It was really well performed, but I also just really got a kick out of what he decided to do with the premise, at least in part for the WTF factor.

I have to share:

First, Clara isn't actually a character in this version: the only kid is Fritz. It's set in the 1920s. And Drosselmeyer is quite the swinging gentleman, possibly related to Tony Stark. Keeping in mind that this is a ballet rather than a play, so a great many happenings are up for interpretation, I think the plot went something along the lines of:

Drosselmeyer had Christmas with his sister and her son, and then went out for a night of celebration in a very fancy red light district, with a sex club as the first stop. Unbeknownst to him, his nephew Fritz followed him. Luckily Fritz is way too young to understand what's going on and thus skips around the other dancers looking bemused at these strange adults but perfectly happy to play with some of them. Then Drosselmeyer discovers him and is torn: does he cut his night short and return the boy to his family or does he continue on with his plans?

He compromises: they leave the sex club and head to a burlesque show (which includes all the international dances). At this point, the mother arrives. Fritz is having such a good time, though, that she stays to supervise. Drosselmeyer is having a good time getting up on stage and interacting with the performers (definitely related to Tony Stark.) Fritz is having a ludicrously innocent time, running around waving the sword he has acquired, not noticing how all the other men on stage are suggestively fondling their own swords. And the mother gets drawn into a dance with a couple of drag queens and a drag king, winding up with the drag king.

Everybody has a fun time. Me especially, trying to stifle my laughter since I'm watching on my computer using headphones.

This is, just, awesomely hilarious.

I had to share.

Hahaha

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While attempting to work on a different fanfic I've promised, my muse got distracted by a short meeting between Xander Harris of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jethro Gibbs of NCIS.

Thus, mostly to get it out of the way:

The Price of Secrets (on AO3) (on FF.net) (on TTH)
This fight for jurisdiction did not go the way Gibbs had expected.

Read the story here )

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Real life has been keeping me quite busy recently, but then an episode of Person of Interest ("The Crossing") came and punched my muse in the face. "The Crossing" followed such a fabulous episode ("Endgame," oh my god, "Endgame" was so awesome) and was pretty good itself except for one plot point which was so idiotic that it was either one of the characters (Reese) flipping out and having a break from reality or the writers completely going off the rails. Thus, I decided that it needed to be corrected into one of the characters flipping out.

Thus, I added another chapter to Holidays for the Not-Really-Dead, a collection that had previously been fairly light-hearted, but now takes a turn for the angst-ridden, and once more I essentially reformat a rant into a fanfic, and give you: 

Winter Solstice
On the longest night of the year, in the dark and cold, Finch hopes for the coming days, Reese fears where he went wrong, and Joss has reached the end of both hope and fear.


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More than a year ago, I wrote a quick comment fic in response to the prompt: Avengers movieverse, Tony/+Loki, Instead of becoming a supervillain when he fell to Earth Loki somehow ended up as Tony Stark's personal assistant.

Now, some eighteen months and 29K words (not to mention a new degree, a new job, and a new residence) later, I have finally completed Tony's New Assistant (also on AO3). It kind of got away from me (darn trickster Loki!) and I finally managed to complete it less by the standard method of tying up all the loose ends as by my own method of tying up some of them and declaring that the rest are really decorative fringe. (It's not a bug, it's a feature!) 

The experience makes me even more impressed by those authors who somehow manage to keep an epic story going for years on end. I enjoyed writing the fic, but, dear god, I am glad that it's finally completed.
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The Fourth Vine posted an excellent argument for why one should post a blanket permission for creative work based on my own stuff.

Blanket Permission: I hereby give blanket permission for anyone to post translations, art, podfic, art, mixes, remixes, sequels, prequels, side stories, or any other type of transformative variation on any of my work, not just the released plot-bunnies, but any of my work posted on FF.net or AO3 or TTH or anywhere else it winds up. My one request (not a demand, just a request) is that you send me a link so that I can appreciate your creation.


It strikes me as somewhat self-aggrandizing to think that there are people who will want this, but I am still somewhat stunned, amazed, and gratified that there are people who apparently do. I will take this moment to recognize the awesomeness of Black_leather, Franavu, IceAgeSurvivor123 and Styx: 

Black_leather translated "Halloween Story by Methos" into Russian.

Franavu has translated "Halloween Story by Methos" into Dutch.

IceAgeSurvivor123 illustrated "Icarus".

Styx (aka Styxhana) has translated What Dreams May Come, Halloween Story by Methos, A Taste of Flight, Escape Route, Layers of Pretense, By Any Other Name, and Into the Depths into Chinese.
 

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LIfe continues to be tough going but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. And even if it's an approaching train, maybe I'll be able to hitch a ride, so that would work out, too. Here's hoping.

In the meantime, this article about the end of a turtle marriage makes me sad. They were together for 115 years, but have since turned violent and had to be separated. It brought up the issue, however, of immortal marriage. If you live forever or even for a super long time, marriage seems like it could wind up being a bad idea. But I was thinking: many of the vampires and immortals in fiction these days tend to have mortal identities which they just change periodically, so no one notices that they age. Maybe immortal beings should just always restrict their marriages to the length of their mortal identities. Thus, it is marriage "until death do you part" except that it's the death of the identity rather than the death of the actual person. And if two immortals really love each other, then each successive set of identities can get married, but there would always be that renewable requirement. Plus, if one spouse wanted to get out of the marriage sooner, they could just fake their own death, leaving their spouse to finish out the years of their own identity as a "grieving widow," minus the actual grief, plus some nicely ambiguous raging to the heavens of "why did enter_name_here leave me?!?"

Also, having informed my sister that my cat is "Audrey, Lady of the Leaps" by day, but by night, down at the speakeasy, she goes by "Cat McLegs", my sister told me that there clearly needed to be RPF about my cat. Without having any plans to actually write any thing like that, I have to wonder, exactly how crazy of a cat lady would I need to be, in order to write my-cat!fanfic? 


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Real life is, alas, still grinding me down. However, in the mean time, check this out.

Here is Stephen Hawking as a young man, aged 23 (two years after his diagnosis): 



This is Q from Skyfall played by Ben Whishaw:

This is Q from 007: Skyfall

And: 

Q from Skyfall

Was this intentional? 

And, pretty much regardless, cool!

And is this inspiring fics for anyone else? Because I kind of want to make Q have to deal with having a degenerative condition, too smart and knowing too many secrets to be allowed to leave MI6, but not in good enough condition to pass any of the qualifying exams. The new M would have to figure out what needs to be done to compensate for having such a vital person have such an obvious weakness. And Bond would have to figure out how to interact with someone who has already lived passed his death date and could die at any time just from natural causes that have nothing to do with him.

Also, I wouldn't be against seeing a bio pic of Hawking, starting Whishaw.

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I've been reading Atlas Shrugged for the first time (just 400 more pages to go!) and it is an extremely thought-provoking read. As a political treatise, it's awful, but as a piece of literature, it draws you in and makes you think.

One such thought that I had led me to an actual plot-bunny, which I'm fairly sure is not going to be Joss'd in the next 400 pages, but is awesome enough that I want to read a fanfic for it.
Spoilers ahead... )
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In an attempt to do something mildly productive that has a finished object that I can point to and say "I accomplished something," I've written two new short fanfics. Given that I'm currently in that sort of mind set to begin with, it seemed like a golden opportunity to complete some of the depressing stories that I normally don't write. Thus:

The Trial of Lancelot (on AO3 and on FF.net)
I love Heather Dale's music, but I pretty cordially dislike Arthurian legend. (First season Merlin being a rare exception.) Thus, I have decidedly mixed feelings regarding Heather Dale's song, The Trial of Lancelot. It's on my regular playlist, but it always makes me kind of mad.
Thus, I wrote a short fic on my issues, particularly around the verse:
"The trial's charge was treason,
And betrayal of an oath.
And should his guilt be proven,
Death would fall on traitors both.”

 



Insanity of Survival (on AO3 and on FF.net)
A while back I was rereading a much of Valdemar stories and thought it would be pretty awesome to have Methos interacting with the Companions of Valdemar, seeing as how they all look like white horses, and he's got something of a past with white horses. With a bit of prompting from Pentapus, I wound up writing two different stories about post-Death-on-a-white-horse!Methos dealing with Companions. Meanwhile, I thought of, but decided not to write a version that has pre-Death-on-a-white-horse!Methos having been a Herald of Valdemar... and then somehow becoming Death on a Horse. Well, here's that story.
Summary: Being Death was merely a side effect of the white horses, and the white horses were a result of having been ripped apart and left to survive.


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Real life has been incredibly busy/messy for me lately. Not only busy, but it's all been mostly unpleasant business, so it saps away my will to do fanfic or anything else fun, other than sleep a lot and read what other people are writing. (Teen Wolf fanfic is highly addictive.)

But while I haven't been being very productive, other people have been and it just brightens my day.

Styxhana (aka styx) just translated a bunch of my stories into Chinese! Is that not awesome?! I am incredibly excited.
Check them out:

何梦将至 (What Dreams May Come)
米索斯的万圣节故事 (Halloween Story)
体验飞翔 (A Taste of Flight)
脱身之途 (Escape Route)
层层伪装 (Layers of Pretense)
任他何名 (By Any Other Name)
窥望深渊 (Into the Depths)

This is actually the third language (third! awesome!) that some of my stories have been translated into.

My first translation (and I was so excited that I actually forgot to mark down the date) was by black_leather, a Russian translation of Halloween Story by Methos: check it out!

My second translation (in September of 2008) was by Franavu, a Dutch translation of Halloween Story by Methos: check it out!

And now I have Chinese translations by Styx! Awesome!

Also, I have two illustrations made for me!

I got an illustration from IceAgeSurvivor123 for Icarus in October 2010. Coolness!

And an illustration from Pentapus in May 2012 for Seventh Time's the Charm and Every Ending a Beginning and Every Beginning an End. *grin*

Real life has been beating me down recently, but fandom is made up of so many awesome people doing wonderful things.
 


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