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If I Knew Where Cover Was (for smallfandombang)

Title: If I Knew Where Cover Was
Fandom: Dublin Murder Squad
Summary: Cassie does her best Lexie. Lexie does her best Cassie. Rob tries to do his worst. Everyone has always had a few bluffs to be called, but Maddox needs no reminder of that.
Pairings: Rob/Cassie, slightly Rob/Lexie
Word Count: ~12300
Rating: R
Warnings: Canon character death, potentially dubious consent.
Timeline/Spoiler Warning: Covers In the Woods through somewhere at the tail end of The Likeness; you could probably keep up having read TL and not ITW, but not vice versa. Non-linear, AU by the end.



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Update? I hope everybody's enjoying the beginning of spring.

There's been some sad news for me recently, which I may get into at a later point if I feel like I need to, and I've suddenly had reason to get a little more stressed than usual about money ( D: ) but for the most part I'm good, just doing pretty terribly at managing time lately. As usually happens before I get into the swing of working again, I am pretty much bouncing off the walls in frustration at my lack of time/motivation for writing. I don't know how the hell there are teachers who write novels or even the more than occasional fanfic in their spare time because just from doing rubric scoring all day long, I get home and I just want to watch TV or something. I don't really feel mentally exhausted while I'm there, but my attention span is totally killed by the end of the day. The more frustrating (and yet partly positive) thing is how that little ten percent of the time my mind is able to wander at work is like...plot-bunnies-on-meth time. So I have all this story figured out and less time to write it and ugh.

On the fanfic front, In Our Nature remains a very high priority, and in fact I recently finally managed to get through a decent draft of a series of scenes in that fic that were giving me so much trouble; Sara knew I'd been banging my head against a wall over it for like two months so we actually went out for dinner to celebrate my pathetically slow achievement, har har. Just imagine how drunk I'm gonna get when the entire fic is actually finished (which I'm sure will be kind of a weirdly bittersweet time for me).

Also polishing up something for smallfandombang, and somehow managing to juggle some enthusiasm for too many different fandoms at once. When did my fanfic life become tiny book fandoms + Star Trek is what I would like to know. Eheh.

A random fandom thing I was thinking on lately: Not that I would necessarily be brave enough to participate, but for real though, has anybody ever tried to make a longer-length fic exchange work? Like a gift fic community where the minimum is basically big bang length instead of the usual thousand? I guess presumably it's too much pressure for something you're writing for someone else, but at the same time, there are always some ambitiously plotty fics that come out of fandom exchanges from a few people. Sadly this would not seem to be the time to test anything like that anyway; yuletide only seems to grow, but aside from that, it looks like it's hard to promote new fic challenges lately, and some of the older ones get smaller and smaller :/

For once this year I am actually keeping up with shows as they air (wow) though I can't say I've been super pumped about any of them either. Teen Wolf has been boring as hell to me for the most part, like it's less and less the fun kind of bad and just the bad kind of bad; I may be in the minority of even the guilty-pleasure fans for the fact that the only time I was ever anything like hooked was the latter part of S1/early S2. From then on it's just been the occasional cool horror sequence (actual werewolf fights notwithstanding because those usually just look cheesy) and the eye candy that keeps me watching. Even my Stilinski family feels aren't quite saving it anymore. I didn't see the last ep but I can't see why I wouldn't be just as pissed about it as others are once I do (and they were doing relatively well with the lady characters this past season, as in keeping them significant and instrumental characters even when they were only vaguely still in the status of romantic interests and just...WTF).

I kept up with Sleepy Hollow all the way through the first season but after a point Sara and I would just get really punchy making fun of how conveniently full of information Ichabod manages to be in every episode; he's a very endearing character but not exactly my type of well-rounded, which is too bad, because I find Abbie Mills to be a great protagonist. It's a fun show, and for how relatively well it does with representation (points off for potentially disrespectful use of Native American folklore) I would be happy to tell everyone I knew to watch it if only it were something more than entertaining.

Almost Human I was actually a lot happier with, despite it being very case-of-the-week procedural which can usually bore me pretty fast. Aside from maybe a couple episodes that just felt kind of silly, I was pretty entertained by how many ways the crime and sci-fi elements interacted (I would be lying if I said I didn't once again contemplate revisiting the Counterfeits 'verse several times when I was watching it). And the not-so-subtle Blade Runner homages are...cute. Sadly the show is kind of a yawn-fest with some of its secondary characters; Stahl has this flat, perpetually half-smiling presence that makes me feel like she's in a commercial for something, and Lili Taylor somehow isn't that credible in her role, though her character was finally beginning to grow on me at the end of the season (TBH I've never been much of a fan of her, even though I do love the movie Dogfight, so maybe it was always going to be a hard sell.)

And now that season 2 of The Americans is underway I remember what it's like to actually get to the end of the episode and wish it was longer! - I just keep getting behind on it because the middle of my week is crazy. Though I don't have much in particular to say about it, I'm pretty excited about this season. I continue to enjoy the unpredictable mix of bluntness and subtlety in how the show handles everything. I keep meaning to hunt down other stuff Matthew Rhys has been in cause I enjoy him so much.

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[blueprint] - a kirk/spock mix

.for round 24 @ waywardmixes.




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[cold-blooded old times] - a frank mackey fanmix (dublin murder squad)

.for round 23 ("Character Study") @ waywardmixes.

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End-of-the-year fic meme. (Also: hello. I swear to god I am trying to update more.)

I always look really sad next to y'all prolific-ass fic writers but...

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It (Stephen King) fic: Beverly Hanscom Chases the Devil

Title: Beverly Hanscom Chases the Devil
(6710 words)
Characters/Pairings: Ben Hanscom/Beverly Marsh, Kay McCall
Summary: Something is on the tip of the tongue as they look at each other, something they have tried to say a hundred times before; but then light pours into their heads and the question, the memory, the dream is gone.
Warnings/Contains: Past domestic violence, mild bondage.
Rating: R
A/N: For yuletide 2013.

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Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (for startrekbigbang)

Title: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Fandom: Star Trek AOS (AU)
Relationships: Kirk/Uhura (mostly friendship), a bit of Chapel/McCoy.
Summary: They’ve been debating this damn thing since the day they met. Once they become friends, the argument becomes more of a conversation. With time, maybe more of a declaration.
(AU, loosely based on the movie When Harry Met Sally.)
Word Count: ~23500
Rating: PG-13
Warning(s): Grief over parents.

[FIC | MIX]
[ART by alaria]

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Let be be the finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

I've been trying to actually update this thing every once in a while, and it's been many a moon since I talked about some books, so let's do that. A couple of these I read a while ago so hopefully me memory isn't too fuzzy. No spoilers ahead!

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mix (cast out fear) - for startrekbigbang






cast out fear
a mix for the fic by s0mmerspr0ssen;
for startrekbigbang 2013


tracklist:
jim awakes | johan soderqvist - after the fight
healers | alexandre desplat - morning tears
shi'khar | james newton howard - the train
nightmares | johan soderqvist - eli and oscar
amanda | marcelo zarvos - i want you to have this
jim and selek | alexandre desplat - kitty's journey
young vulcans | marcelo zarvos - travel montage
jim and spock | marcelo zarvos - his witness
mind meld | johan soderqvist - oscar in love
seeing reason | mychael danna - pi and richard parker
; lamb - cotton wool



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Dear yuletide author

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[all the other kids are sad again] - a lexie madison fanmix (dublin murder squad)

.for round 17 ("Minor Characters") @ waywardmixes.

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[i can take the trouble] - a kirk/moreau fanmix (star trek mirror universe)

.for round 16 of waywardmixes.

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In Our Nature . Book 2 . Chapter 3 . Wish You Were Here

Title: In Our Nature
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings (overall): Kirk, Uhura, Spock, Chapel, Sulu, Chekov, McCoy, Scotty, mirror-Kirk, mirror-Moreau, mirror-Spock. Kirk/Uhura, Scotty/OC, acknowledgments of a few other pairings.
Summary: After four of the ship's officers never returned from an away mission, Spock reluctantly assumed the role of captain on the Enterprise while mourning the absence of his closest companions. Jim Kirk is meanwhile becoming the Terran Empire's most wanted fugitive in a slowly transforming mirror universe. Both of their fates may be affected by the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man who has very little to lose.
Overall Warnings: Violence (including some torture), secondary character death. This has been a WIP for a long while so it will have some inconsistencies with STID (and obviously contains no spoilers for the second film).
Previous: see SERIES MASTER POST.


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In Our Nature . Book 2 . Chapter 2 . The Scorpion and the Frog

Title: In Our Nature
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings (overall): Kirk, Uhura, Spock, Chapel, Sulu, Chekov, McCoy, Scotty, mirror-Kirk, mirror-Moreau, mirror-Spock. Kirk/Uhura, Scotty/OC, acknowledgments of a few other pairings.
Summary: After four of the ship's officers never returned from an away mission, Spock reluctantly assumed the role of captain on the Enterprise while mourning the absence of his closest companions. Jim Kirk is meanwhile becoming the Terran Empire's most wanted fugitive in a slowly transforming mirror universe. Both of their fates may be affected by the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man who has very little to lose.
Overall Warnings: Violence (including some torture), secondary character death. This has been a WIP for a long while so it will have some inconsistencies with STID (and obviously contains no spoilers for the second film).
Previous: see SERIES MASTER POST.


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she wore bluuuue velvet, said she caaaan't help it.

-A-HA: Chris Pine indeed gains weight to play Kirk. (I like the bit just past the six minute mark when they talk about a weird summer job he had. His laugh is so cute you just want to smack him. And the beard. AUGH.) Also, Letterman always reminds me very strongly of my dad which I think makes him a little more entertaining to me than to most people.

-The trailer for the next season of Teen Wolf makes that show look, I feel, quite a bit cooler than it actually is (heh?). Sometimes the actual horror factor of that show is decent, though. Holland Roden continues to be prettier than everybody else.

-Saw STID a second time. I officially believe that it is not just in my head that Chris Pine is a good actor, even if he isn't spot-on all the time. That reaction shot after Pike tells him he believes in him destroys my life. Also, I have surrendered completely to shipping Bones/Carol. I feel sort of guilty about how I'm kind of inserting this into where Bones/Chapel used to live in my heart, but since this one has maybe a snowball's chance in hell...

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In Our Nature . Book 2 . Chapter 1 . Spock

Title: In Our Nature
Fandom: Star Trek reboot
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery Scott, mirror!Marlena Moreau, mirror!James Kirk, Christine Chapel, Hikaru Sulu. Kirk/Uhura, Scotty/OC, references to a couple other pairings.
Summary: After four of the ship's officers never returned from an away mission, Spock reluctantly assumed the role of captain on the Enterprise while mourning the absence of his closest companions. Jim Kirk is meanwhile becoming the Terran Empire's most wanted fugitive in a slowly transforming mirror universe. Both of their fates may be affected by the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man who has very little to lose.
Overall Warnings: Violence (including some torture), secondary character death. This has been a WIP for a long while so it will have some inconsistencies with STID (and obviously contains no spoilers for the second film).
Previous: see SERIES MASTER POST.

Notes: I was fairly adamant about not wanting to update this fic as a WIP, but since it will reach something of a natural stopping point after a few parts, I decided to start it up; just be warned there will be a hiatus coming up after three chapters, assuming I don't change my mind.

At present this looks to be about the same length as Book I, but we'll see. Book II will complete the main story of ION, but there may be more to come from this continuity after I've finished.

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STAR TREK

Took me forever to get to writing this; spoilers ahead!

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dublin murder squad fic: some syllables

Title: Some Syllables
(one-shot, 3770 words)
Characters: Cassie, Rob, Louisa
Summary: It's what partners do.
Timeline/Spoilers: In The Woods (pre-Operation Vestal), with some references that make more sense if you've read The Likeness.
Rating: R (language)
A/N: For rarewomen 2013.


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PROJECT KILL MACHINE

RL is kind of meh. My best friend is moving a lot farther away and I will miss seeing her more often than a couple times a year. Also I am finding it harder and harder to drag myself to work these days because I'm getting so fed up with how inexplicably freezing it is at our office - I'm talking thick socks and fingerless gloves in an indoor workplace. WTF. And the supervisors complain about it so casually, like it just always has been like that. I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

-While on Tumblr I frequently find myself thinking, not exactly negatively, "Man, it must be really nice and fun to give a fuck about John Green." In an act of true pettiness I caught myself looking at how many fics The Fault In Our Stars has on AO3 just to see if I needed to feel bitter (you know, as a forever frustrated book-fandomer for other things). I don't. I have it on reliable opinions that Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a good read but unless this guy is like the Shakespeare of YA fiction - and I'm sure he's not - I may tire a little of every single book blog acting like he's the best thing since feminism.

-Probably the only prevalent thing I hate about a certain niche of Trek fandom is the "OMG IS HE OKAY?! HE LOOKS SOOO SKINNY" comments I predictably see all over Chris Pine photos (which amusingly happens so often you would think people would realize that just might be closer to the default when it comes to his body type). I mean, there is the occasional person who will pretty much frankly imply that they enjoy objectifying him more when he has a little more bulk on him, and that's just being honest, but with some comments there's this very distrusting asshole part of me that just feels like I'm watching the fangirls fall over themselves in a contest to see who can be the most accepting of Chris Pine in his less skinny states, and I find that just as annoying as the SPN fans who think that Jensen Ackles is gaining too much weight (which was funny as hell to me, because I hadn't actually noticed he wasn't quite as thin now until it was pointed out to me).

-ARGH, MORE OF MY PETTINESS. I could never complain too much about any kind of activity in my teeny-tiny book fandoms but man, have I been seeing some fancasts on Tumblr lately that make me go NOOO. Even though I'm not sure I can logically make a case against the Cassie Maddox = Rose Byrne thing that I've seen in multiple places it still gives me a headache cause to me it is just so off (and in general I've tried really hard to like Rose Byrne but it isn't happening). I say this as if fancasts have any standing on movies that don't exist yet, LOL.

-The best thing about this season of Mad Men, amirite:



I still can barely stand that fandom, BTW. I can't seem to browse the Tumblr tag without seeing someone call Peggy a bitch. (No lie, I would be pretty scared of Peggy, but that's part of why I love her, especially since I never could have seen myself saying that back in S1.)

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[you must have a heart of steel] - a larry underwood fanmix (the stand)

.for round 14 ("Journeys") @ waywardmixes.

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