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01 January 2018 @ 07:45 am
This year I matched with [archiveofourown.org profile] melannen, and this year I wrote this for her:

Waterman of the Dead (3951 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: James Asher Vampire Series - Barbara Hambly
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: James Asher/Lydia Asher
Characters: Simon Ysidro, Lionel Grippen, Mrs Raleigh (James Asher Vampire Series), James Asher, Lydia Asher
Additional Tags: London, Oxford, Edwardian Period, Missing Scene, Misogyny, Murderers, Newspapers, On the Run, Vampire Slayer(s), Staged Crime Scene
Summary: Moments before, during, and after James Asher’s destruction of the lairs of the Master of London, Lionel Grippen. (Mostly set during the last chapter of The Kindred of Darkness.)

I had a bit more time to go back over the James Asher books unlike last year. [archiveofourown.org profile] melannen and I are both intrigued with the character of Grippen. I was also intrigued with the closing paragraphs of The Kindred of Darkness, where Asher retaliates against Grippen and his fledglings over the events of the novel. The closing paragraphs are so brief before the book finally ends on Asher’s dream, so I expanded on Asher’s summer of vengeance and Grippen preparing for it.

Yes, this was the fic I alluded to earlier that I had to do a lot of research for. Researching collegiate boat clubs and English rowing events were were not what I was thinking of researching for a vampire fic.


I wrote a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] havisham:

Secrets (1683 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Atlanta (TV 2016)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Earnest "Earn" Marks
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, College, Racism, Vandalism, False Accusations, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Princeton wasn't anything Earn envisioned it would be.

Earn’s brief college years haven’t been seen on Atlanta (they were briefly mentioned in an early draft of the show), so I did some research into Princeton and came up with a way for him to get kicked out of a school that rarely expels people, while touching on Princeton’s history with race along the way.


I wrote a pinch hit for [archiveofourown.org profile] SaintDianeofCooper:

Emergency (1209 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Preacher (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Proinsias Cassidy, Jesse Custer
Additional Tags: Post-Season/Series 01, Hospitals, Canon-Typical Violence, Vampires
Summary: What was supposed to be a quick stop for groceries became a trip to get Cassidy some blood.

For this pinch hit I abided by [archiveofourown.org profile] SaintDianeofCooper’s letter and wrote about an incident that could’ve happened before Season 2, focused mostly on Jesse and Cassidy.


And I wrote a pinch hit for [archiveofourown.org profile] Fmnds:

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (1081 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Call the Midwife
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Phyllis Crane, Delia Busby, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: 1960s, 1962 London Smog, London, References to Football | Soccer, Choking, Air Pollution, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: December 1962: Phyllis finds a man walking in a "killer fog" that reminds her of the "killer fog" a decade ago in London.

After years of feeling I would never be able to do the Call the Midwife canon justice, I finally decided to write something in this fandom I’ve loved ever since Series 1 first aired on PBS.

I did some quick research on 1962 in London and learned about a smog incident that happened just before the events of this year’s Christmas special (concerning the Big Freeze of 1962-1963). I came up with a scenario that would require Phyllis to drive her car during that week of fog, and this is what I came up with.

I’m currently doing a longer fic about this incident, but with other characters, since the show skipped over this smog incident and jumped to, I guess, right before the Big Freeze (prior to this year’s Christmas special). It’s for myself, though.

My Call the Midwife gift was written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Selenay.

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merryghoul
28 December 2017 @ 07:45 pm
It is here. I...don’t know how many recs there are. There are a lot of recs. It is a mixture of femslash, slash, and gen. I think the fandoms are

12 Dancing Princesses, 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future - Jon Bois, American Horror Story: Coven, Numbers, Baby Driver, Black Mirror, Atlanta (TV), The Bloody Chamber — Angela Carter, The Breakfast Club (1985), Belinda Blinked Series — Rocky Flintstone, Carmilla — J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Cinderella (1950), Crimson Peak, Horror of Dracula (1958), The Iliad — Homer, In the Flesh, Inglourious Basterds, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV), Lost Boys (Movies), “Lucky” (Britney Spears music video), Mean Girls, Moonlight, “New Rules” (Dua Lipa music video), Oregon Trail (Video Game), Progressive Insurance "Flo" commercials, Sapphire & Steel, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi | Spirited Away, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma & Louise, Tingleverse, Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel, Taylor Swift RPF, Sleeping Beauty (1959), Vikings (TV), The Wicked + The Divine, Wonder Woman (2017)

but I might be missing a fandom or two, give or take. It is on Tumblr, and at this rate it will stay on Tumblr. I’m taking the rest of the night off so I can listen to this podcast and play Fallen London.

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Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
merryghoul
25 December 2017 @ 06:57 am
I’m not sure why I’m up. With that vaguely said, here is my gift, everything I’ve ever wanted in a Call the Midwife fic:

All It Takes Is a Moment (2059 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Call the Midwife
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Delia Busby/Patsy Mount
Characters: Delia Busby, Patsy Mount
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Happy Ending, Love, Breakfast in Bed
Summary: A few minutes here or there can change a lifetime.

More recs later, if I can get down my system of bookmarking fics and reading them off AO3 right (it’s more complicated than it sounds). Already have written my Yuletide post-mortem; that will also be much later.

I’m also doing femslash recs at my Tumblr for [tumblr.com profile] femslashreviewfest, if you’re interested.

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merryghoul
Yeah, so I let actual voting on the latest [community profile] femslashficlets table pass me by, and even then, I would’ve voted on "90s songs."

Anyway, without digging myself into a bigger hole, I decided to claim this table so I could write Call the Midwife fic. This could all change! But for the moment I’ve claimed Patsy/Delia. Fills in threaded comments, I guess.

Update, January 7: It is done. It’ll take me a while to format this for AO3, but I’ll mark the claim as complete in a couple of days at the comm.

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merryghoul
19 November 2017 @ 08:24 pm
Finally it is completed. Sorry about that, but, as I said earlier, main Yuletide assignment required so much research past researching the canon, and I was sucked into it. Fandoms are Steven Universe, Original Work, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who.

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merryghoul
09 November 2017 @ 05:00 pm
I know, most people are focused on the reveal of Thirteen's outfit, but I'm more intrigued by the release of The Missy Chronicles. It's a series of short stories, very much like the ones focusing on Ashildr and River Song. Six writers are attached to the project, so I guess that means six stories (IIRC, two more than the Ashildr collection, and one more than the River collection)? And I don't have hangups over the writers attached to the project, so I might enjoy reading this project more than the River collection (which I should review here).

Blogtor Who being Blogtor Who, they only have the UK release date up, but it seems the US release date is tentatively in May. I'll try to grab a copy when it's in e-book form, hopefully.

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merryghoul
08 November 2017 @ 01:27 am
1) Ah ha ha, I'm slow with my Femslashex recs. Some day, after I'm not doing so much research for my Yuletide fic, they will be up.

2) You may have already seen the sexual assault allegation made against Ed Westwick. I've been so busy in regards to other things, so I haven't gotten to my old Gossip Girl-related fic. For the moment, I'm keeping up my Gossip Girl stuff (fic, meta, etc.). The RPF stuff? Even though the fic was written way before now, I'm not comfortable with portraying anyone accused of sexual assault in a lighthearted manner. Even though it wasn't a "fandom classic" in Gossip Girl world, that one fic about Westwick is gone. As for any RPF I've recced with Ed in it? I'm keeping the recs up on sites I've recced the fic on, but on my Pinterest account, they're gone. Anything else with Ed in I missed? Gone.

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merryghoul
26 October 2017 @ 01:00 am
Title: Cheetah Again | AO3
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Missy/Twelfth Doctor
Word Count: 2118
Contains: dubious consent, sexual content
Summary: Missy infects herself with the Cheetah Virus, but soon succumbs to some side effects.
A/N: For [personal profile] spook_me 2017. Prompt was "mad scientist;" this was my photo prompt.

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merryghoul
21 October 2017 @ 10:01 pm
I meant to put together a big rec list of things I read during Femslashex, but I didn't? Not yet, because my Yuletide fic is taking forever to research, and I forgot reveals were today until the writer of one of my fics left a comment just now? Oh well.

Here are my gifts:

say the words that hold your heart (2379 words) by Lizzen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Game of Thrones (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Yara Greyjoy/Ellaria Sand
Characters: Yara Greyjoy, Ellaria Sand, Jon Snow | Aegon Targaryen
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Changing POV, Smut
Summary: An intimacy shared between two survivors within the opening volley of peacetime

Love Stronger Than Bloodlust (2153 words) by talkingtothesky
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Female Character, Vampire/Human - Relationship
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Fluff, Modern Era, University, Vampires
Summary: Eve goes to a Halloween party which ends badly for her. Luckily, her girlfriend isn't fazed when she returns home undead.

And here are my fics. My main fic was for [archiveofourown.org profile] weakinteraction:

The Paternoster Gang Investigates: The Affair of the Eyes of Hades (4882 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jenny Flint/Madame Vastra
Characters: Jenny Flint, Madame Vastra (Doctor Who), Strax (Doctor Who), Sam Swift, Ashildr | Lady Me
Additional Tags: Case Fic, Implied Sexual Content, Victorian, POV First Person, Diary/Journal
Summary: From the journal of Jenny Flint, 1895. In which an old foe of Madame Vastra's reappears to attempt to steal a valuable gem. Or is the gem really a gem?

I picked up a pinch hit for [archiveofourown.org profile] triplesalto:

Anything for a Friend (3384 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Missy/River Song
Characters: Missy (Doctor Who), River Song
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Post-Episode: s10e12 The Doctor Falls, Fix-It of Sorts, Psychopaths In Love, Marriage Proposal, Secret Marriage, Character Death Fix
Summary: Two psychopaths fell in love and got married. One of them saved the other's life. But they wouldn't say it's love--well, at least Missy wouldn't, anyway.

Um, rec list later next week, because I should at least crosspost my Doctor Who fics to the non-moderated fic comms.

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merryghoul
06 October 2017 @ 01:41 pm
1) I'm still doing [personal profile] spook_me. I've decided not to do my Torchwood idea, as I have no clue how to rework and expand the fic after taking a closer look at it.

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2) Below is a plot bunny for a Burn Notice fic I never wrote for Kink Bingo. I wanted to reuse it. I never did,and I don't think I will. So I'm sharing it below, after going through some fandom stuff I've had stored in private places on my journal.

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