michelel72: (SGA-RodneySam-Reading)
It's done, it's done, it's finally done!! Not as polished as it could be, but I can't take drawing this out any longer, so it's done!

Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Five: Thursday, February 18
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: ~12,800 (Chapter 5); 48,656 for all five chapters
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Something has to give.

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted (Chapter 5)
Link to Full Story: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.
michelel72: (SGA-RodneySam-Reading)
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Four: Wednesday, February 17
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: ~11,000 (Chapter 4)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Darkest before the dawn. (Is that the dawn?)

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.
michelel72: (SGA-RodneySam-Reading)
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Three: Tuesday, February 16
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 8000 (Chapter 3)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: He is the very model of a Science major (General)

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.
michelel72: (SGA-RodneySam-Reading)
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Two: Monday, February 15
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 9500 (Chapter 2)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Carlos is … a little different today.

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.
michelel72: (SGA-RodneySam-Reading)
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 7000 (Chapter 1)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Notes: This will probably be super confusing if you haven't read the (200k-word) inspiring work Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies, but I'm not the boss of you. You do what you want. Be advised there is much handwaving within, because I do what I want, too.
Status: This is a complete work, but the remaining chapters are still in beta. I'll post them as I get through editing.
Summary/Teaser: After too many absences, a poorly timed argument, and Valentine's Day, Carlos just wants Cecil to be happy.

Link to Work: Eager to Be What You Wanted

I don't really want to deal with the wordcount limits and formatting of DW/LJ, or the fic-scraping over at LJ, so I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.
michelel72: (DS-Quote-TeachToCow)
Sometimes story titles are just there for me, but when they're not ... ugh. I thought I had worked out a title for my current story, but then I realized the direction I was going kind of spoiled the story, so I've been flailing. And I start posting a week from today. I don't like deadlines.

The best title candidate now is a lyric from an Air Supply song. Air Supply. It's kind of doofily appropriate, but still.
michelel72: (DS-Jon-Headdesk)
So remember that time I was all fangirly about Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies (WtNV/Dresden)?

I sort of accidentally wrote a fic set in the same 'verse. A fanfic of a fanfic, if you will. ([archiveofourown.org profile] shadydave is the sort of hoopy frood who gives open permission via profile notes.)

I know this is the longest of long shots, but is there anyone out there who is familiar with this fic and willing to serve as an early reader of mine? Right now I've got a fairly rough draft of *cough* not quite 38,000 words.

I'm not looking for SPaG; this would be any or all of the following: Character voice, story flow, pacing, and "Dresden Files" canon. You know, the hard stuff.

To make this even more fun, I'm hoping to post it no later than Valentine's Day.

Whee!
michelel72: Suzie (Default)
Anyone want to talk characterization? I'm trying to figure out why a Welcome to Night Vale / Dresden Files crossover fic grabbed me so hard, because there are elements of the characterization of Carlos that I didn't think were really my thing, but they definitely work for me here. This is mostly just me trying to work something out for myself, so feel free to skip, but I'd love to chat about this stuff if anyone is interested.

The fic is Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies. I'm a fan of WtNV, but I don't know that I'd say I'm a hardcore fan or anything; I've never read "Dresden Files", and haven't really planned to, to the point that I've spoiled myself for numerous series developments. (I'm sure it's fine for the folks who like it; I don't mean to slam it or anything.) I try to avoid actual spoilers for the fic here, but there are some vague premise-and-characterization spoilers in my ramblings. Cut for rambling ... )
michelel72: (DS-Jon-Headdesk)
So if anyone out there tried to get hold of me via AO3 recently and thought I was ignoring them ... it turns out that I broke my notifications there several months ago. (I had to turn off forwarding from my @livejournal.com address because of spam inundation, and I didn't realize that was the only address I had defined at AO3.) I'll be going through my inbox there in the next few days to catch up.
michelel72: Tony Stark with HUD swirl (AVG-IronMan)
Title: (You've Got to Get) A Good Heart
Rating: FRT for violence, language
Wordcount: 27,500
Crossposting: At AO3; comment-only base at LJ
Relationships, Timeline/Spoilers, Warnings, Disclaimer, Notes )

Summary/teaser: The Tesseract is not done with the Starks. Howard and Tony have each left important things unsaid. Good intentions are not always a defense, and Tony doesn't necessarily handle second chances with grace or tact.

(You've Got to Get) A Good Heart )
michelel72: (General-Words-SoAdjective)
I want a structure beta, on-call. Someone willing to just have 27,500 words dumped in their lap (a story in which the climax is an 8,300-word, eight-person argument scene) and able to whip it into shape so it doesn't just trail off into nothing soon after the climax. Also someone willing to either ignore ties to another, 6,500-word story, or to read that as groundwork. And all in fanfic, which requires knowledge of -- or willingness to assume or learn -- the canon.

And, ideally, for free, and swift, and magically knowing what stuff I wouldn't want to change. Gee, I wonder why I don't seem to have one of those just lying around the house ....

(I'll probably just post the silly thing shortly, because ... it's a hobby, and fanfic readers tend to be forgiving of things like wonky structure. But still. How will I ever learn, why can't I just be good at stuff without working at it or studying, blah, blah.)

Daisy

30 July 2014 08:41 pm
michelel72: (General-Image-SpringDarkStars)
I moved into my current house in 2004. I vaguely remember a calico cat that came around sometimes; even more vaguely, I remember something about her having kittens (under my stoop?) that someone across the street wanted to catch.

In the summer of 2006, she had kittens under my stoop again. I tried to catch them, messed it up so that she stole one away, and released the other to her. She hid them in a woodpile in the vacant lot next door for a week; then she brought them back. I caught them and brought all three inside; the rest is history.

cut for pet end-of-life )

Goodbye, Daisy. You were a good girl.
michelel72: Tony Stark with HUD swirl (AVG-IronMan)
Title: What We Choose to Leave Behind
Genre/Rating: Gen (background het); FRK/all audiences
Relationships: Tony & Howard; Tony & JARVIS; mostly background Tony/Pepper; background Howard/Maria
Wordcount: 6500
Timeline/Spoilers: Slots in between "Iron Man 2" and "Avengers"
Warnings: Alcohol used as a coping mechanism; canonical implied emotional neglect
Additional headers )

Summary/Teaser: Howard has a conversation far too late and just in time, while the Tesseract is indirectly responsible for twisting causality into knots.



What We Choose to Leave Behind )
michelel72: Garcia, happy (CM-Garcia-Joy)
I wrote something, I wrote something, oh holy cats, I wrote something!

Not any one of the three fics I meant to be working on, not even the same fandom, but I don't even care!

Anyone out there up for giving feedback on a 6k Iron Man fic? If I don't get nibbles within a day or two, I'll just post, but I should let it sit that long anyway just so I can give it a fresh look before actually posting. And I would like to improve if there's something about it that can be fixed.

It's gen (background Tony/Pepper and Howard/Maria), set between IM2 and the Avengers movie, and it's about Howard and Tony's relationship, explored via handwavium. I'm not looking for SPaG (though always appreciated) so much as general story flow and, more importantly, character voice. Because, well, Tony Stark. I've never written him before, never even contemplated it, never thought I'd write anything at this rate that had nothing to do with SGA, so ... yeah. Another pair of eyes would be good.

And now I will go fall down, since I need to get up for work in about five hours. Blah. But still, I wrote something, whee!

And, since I'm a bit punchy, I will leave you -- under a cut, because I'm not quite that cruel -- a listing of quasi-Tumblr-style tags I will not use when I post to AO3. Imagine them strung together with commas to separate them, because I can't be bothered to format them readably that way at the moment. Enjoy!

(And not even one 'feels' ...) )
michelel72: (DW-Skeptical)
On Thursday's Daily Show, which I watched last night, Anita Hill observed that the Clarence Thomas hearings were 20 years ago, so an entire generation has grown up since then. I did the math and twitched; university and the early 1990s don't seem all that long ago.

Then, today, in an email inviting me to a musical performance, the sender notes, "We are writing to you because the Concert Choir program from April 1994 indicates that it was just 20 years ago that you sang in a performance of that work in the same venue."

Who comes up with the phrasing "it was just 20 years ago that you" anything? (Given the specificity of the scenario, it doesn't even appear to be a form letter gone awry.)

As odd as Anita Hill's statement made me feel, it's a natural feeling: Time flies. This email just makes me boggle.


For your musical accompaniment to this post, please enjoy Pink Floyd's "Time"
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
followed by The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They've been going in and out of style ...

And yes, the title is a hat-tip to "Superstar" by the Carpenters, because I'm ooooooold. (lol)
michelel72: (DS-Jon-Headdesk)
Before yesterday, I probably would have been vaguely amused by something like a phone app to find your car in a parking lot. Sure, it'd be useful for some people, but I don't tend to go many unfamiliar places. And it's not like I would manage to lose my car in the garage I've been parking in several times a week for FIFTEEN OF THE LAST SEVENTEEN YEARS or anything. Especially not in 10-degree (F) weather.

Sigh.

(The problem was that I was listening to a conference call as I parked that morning, and the confusion of disconnecting my phone from the car's hands-free system and getting into the building, all while following the technical conversation, meant that I wasn't paying nearly enough attention to where I'd parked. And apparently my key fob's "unlock" works just fine, but the "emergency horn" either doesn't work or has a trick to it.)
In random other news, I've dropped "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." I'd only seen three episodes and my DVR space was getting critical, so B and agreed that was the show on the block. I decided to check it out a little more alone, on the off chance it might have improved, but I couldn't get past the 15-minute mark of episode four. Squee-harshing within. )

The news coverage of the New Jersey bridge closure scandal is frankly far more entertaining, anyway ....

(* I admit that giving the van the code name "short bus", in relation to their transport plane being "the bus", was pretty amusing, though.)
Apparently I wrote 14,336 words (possibly including some amount of notes/outlining) in 2013, 4700 of them in December. That's ... not nothing, at least.
michelel72: (Cat-Suzie-Yawn)
Just a quick note: I wished for a community that would expose me to official music videos, the way MTV used to about thirty years ago (!?) ... and [personal profile] wyldbutterflies has made it happen! If you miss videos, too, check out [community profile] music_videos!
michelel72: (SGA-Rodney-StayInBed)
This is an odd one. I've written a story (fanfiction, for Stargate: Atlantis) in which a character has experienced auditory hallucinations for years and thinks he's schizophrenic.

It's a what-if, a character study, with brief snippets considering various episodes in light of this possibility. Only, the thing is, I'm probably about as neurotypical as they come. I really don't want to fall into ableism-fail.

Is there anyone out there who knows about schizophrenia and/or hallucinatory conditions (more than Wikipedia offers) and would be willing to review this story to (try to) make sure I'm not being offensive or ignorant (or offensively ignorant)? Does anyone know a place where I might find such a reviewer? ([community profile] accessportrayal seems close but not quite right as a forum to pose this request ... but maybe I'm wrong about that.)

The story is ~4400 words. It's not a "fix-it". Knowledge of SGA canon is a definite plus, but I can provide supplementary notes for those who know the content area but not the TV show. It's also pretty rough, and it may not work as a story, at least yet.

If this is something I should just regard as "yay, I wrote something, now never publish it", I'd rather know up-front, you know? Thanks to anyone who considers!
michelel72: (General-Image-SpringDarkStars)
I'm a good ways outside Boston and am unaffected. [personal profile] violetcheetah is in town but is fine.

I sincerely hope my local friends and those they care for are well, and my thoughts go out to those who have been injured.

ETA: Boston.com is up and down due to traffic; The Atlantic Wire seems to have a pretty stable report that they're keeping updated.

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