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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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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
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
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
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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So, Lita_of_Jupiter pointed out that there are simply not enough good Oz fanfics out there. I entirely agree. (And am currently pestering her to write a Hackers crossover with Oz. Please?)

I have also been reading Patricia Brigg's series of Mercy Thompson books.

For those of you who don't know them, a brief bit of background: In the books, Mercy can turn into a coyote. Something that she apparently inherited from her absent father rather than her more flighty youth mother who wasn't quite sure what to do with an infant child who was occasionally a coyote cub. So Mercy was fostered with a werewolf pack. In fact, THE werewolf pack, because this particular pack is led by Bran Cornik, who is the Alpha werewolf for North America.

Being an alpha means more than just being able to beat up anyone who challenges you, it's also about having a type of Pack Magic that lets the Alpha command obedience from those beneath them, which is actually a good survival tool all around because some of those lesser werewolves need to be commanded to stay in control and not to eat the local pedestrians. And while most Alpha werewolves look as dangerous as they are, Bran looks like a college student. To all appearances, he's laid back and soft spoken.

A few more interesting facts about Briggs' universe: #1. Werewolves in wolf form look like actual wolves. Big, vicious wolves about to eat you, generally, but wolves nonetheless. #2. The presence of a demon affects werewolves' self control. They get vicious and crazy around demons. #3. Female werewolves don't have children because they miscarry the first time they shift, and they are forced to shift every full moon. (Bran's first wife managed to hold off the shift for the full gestation period, but she had magic and it wound up killing her in the end anyway although the child survived.) (Briggs' doesn't bring up the possibility of staying wolf the entire time, possibly because the books are pg-13 at most and she didn't want to deal with beastiality issues) 

Now consider Oz: #1. When Oz shifts to wolf, he's like a wolf-man, so to insert him into Briggs' universe, something would have had to warp his form pretty severely. But, lucky us, we have a reason in #2. Oz was infected while living on a Hellmouth and surrounded by demons for the first year of his change. (I don't think any werewolves in the Briggs' universe have survived ongoing contact with demons like that.) And finally, we have #3) Oz can control his own change, to the extent of not changing during the fullmoon and not growing weaker because of the lack.

So I think it would be an interesting story to have Oz approach Bran.

Oz can control his beast even at full-moon which Bran would appreciate learning (as would almost all of the female pack members). However, Oz really does have a beast rather than a wolf, and he could ask Bran for help getting his wolf into better shape. Can the demon taint be cleansed?

Plus, they both like music, they're both quiet, and they're both a lot more than they first appear.


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