I actually finished a fic but AO3 went down and is lying to me (Update)

For [community profile] iddyiddybangbang, a fic where I set out to have a lot more actual Bayley characters but it ended up being a fic about two time meddlers, two Bayleys at different points in their lives, and a woman who does card tricks becoming an AU version of Doctor Strange, Wrestler.

Today I Saw the Whole World (WWE/AEW: Bayley, Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Dakota Kai, Britt Baker; Teen; no warnings apply, but see AO3’s tags when I can get it up for content notes and the header on this entry for a specific content note) (AO3)

As mentioned in the title, AO3 is down; I can’t publish my draft yet. Hopefully it’ll be up when I get up later my time and I can add it to my iddyiddybangbang entry.

UPDATE! I ended up doing a bit of Googling (specifically “website not loading for me”) and I found a video on how to reset a DNS cache…but for a computer, not a tablet, which is what I’ve been using ever since my last computer went bust years ago. So I Googled “reset DNS cache on iPad” and ended up literally hard resetting my iPad. Apparently the hard reset helped me reload AO3 on my iPad? Anyway, I was finally able to load AO3 and post my draft to AO3. This entry was originally posted at Comments on either site are fine. comment count unavailable

WWE/AEW fic: Today I Saw the Whole World

Title: Today I Saw the Whole World | AO3
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: World Wrestling Entertainment, All Elite Wrestling
Word Count: 6587
Rating: Teen
Warnings: none. Fic does contain insults Bayley in character uses against her opponents that some may find ableist.
Summary: After losing to Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell 2019, Bayley only wants to find her friend Sasha Banks. Instead, she finds herself at NXT months into the future. A woman claiming to be Bayley, but from the future, is her guide. And now she has to fight Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship.

This is the start to Bayley’s no good, horrible, very bad time-fixing adventure.

Characters: a lot of Bayleys, Shayna Baszler, Dakota Kai, Britt Baker, two versions of Sasha Banks
Relationships: a little Sasha Banks/Bayley, alternate timeline Shayna Baszler/Dakota Kai

Title from the Pierce the Veil song.

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list of things, an update

* The [community profile] fic_promptly fic I wanted to code so it looked more like a Twitter thread? I couldn't get the coding to work, so I gave up on it.

* Not a fic update, but last year I did a fill for the annual Femslash Kink Meme. I won a prize (not my intention, but whatever). I can add three prompts to the meme before it opens this year. Thing is, I've fallen out with a lot of my old fandoms, I don't care for fic for some of the things I consume (e.g. Succession), I don't think people will write for a femslash fandom that's not as active anymore (Steven Universe), and I don't think the thing I'm in love with at the moment (WWE) will even lead to a fill. So figuring out three prompts is dread to me.

* [community profile] seasonofkink: Still suffering from imposter syndrome.

* [community profile] iddyiddybangbang: Done with my fic. I should prune through it enough so it makes sense, though.

* [community profile] femslashficlets tables: I have one idea that comes from my imposter syndrome, actually. I've been laboring on this kink meme prompt between two WWE characters (in NXT, specifically). Thing is, these characters are actually a couple outside their fandom and the fic for them on AO3 is more RPF-ish than actually about their characters. I think this is partially why I'm struggling with this kink meme prompt. So I decided to replace these characters with Steven Universe characters. Teal deer: I'm writing a human AU--something I would've scoffed at years ago because of experiences with certain AU fics I didn't like at the time--with Steven Universe characters as wrestlers. It's probably not going to be kink.

* [personal profile] spook_me: Signed up with WWE as my fandom (again!) and "invader" as my prompt. Last year's special prompt "evil toys" would've worked well for me this year, but whatever. Idea is something something Shayna Baszler and "evil"/Alexa's Playground Alexa Bliss and the Lilly doll something something Shayna's confidence and yes, she's scared of some things. A way to expand on their short feud that ended (at least from my POV) in favor of Eva Marie and Doudrop, pretty much. This entry was originally posted at Comments on either site are fine. comment count unavailable

small fan_flashworks and comment_fic update

Okay, so in my last actual post I said I should’ve linked to a [community profile] fan_flashworks piece I did with Parker and alternate dimension Parker. I didn't link to the fic earlier, but here it is: Cold Oatmeal (Parker, general audiences)

I also mentioned another fic I forgot to include the comment_fic prompt in at least the AO3 entry. After spending days in the [community profile] comment_fic backup community, I did find the prompt, and this is the fic: Theater of Unpredictability (Parker, general audiences)

I’m working on adding an AO3 Twitter skin to an older comment_fic work of mine. I’ll come back and update later.

I also found two fics I never archived on AO3 until recently:

A Monologue On Sunscreen (93 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alec Hardison/Parker
Characters: Alec Hardison, Parker (Leverage)
Additional Tags: Dialogue-Only, Community: comment_fic
Summary: Parker on the importance of sunscreen.

Where's My Westwood? (192 words) by merryghoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jim Moriarty
Additional Tags: Character Study, Clothing, Ficlet
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@femslashficlets Florence + The Machine lyrics table

I didn’t vote for this, and I should’ve changed my vote before it was too late to something that wasn’t this to help that whatever out. So this table is partially my fault. I don’t hate F+TM, I’m not super crazy about them. Anyway, table, general claim, claimed it a while back and am lazy in posting the actual table, probably editing the rambling on top later. Need to also work on the colors prompt table, I know.

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whoops, part something

1) ...I don't think, at this rate, I'll get even a line off for [community profile] seasonofkink. Self-doubt, backhanded comments from anonymous jerks, and imposter syndrome haunt me still. There's always amnesty, I know.

2) Still think I'm sitting Yuletide out. To be fair, after doing that exchange for around ten years, I probably should take a break and take my holidays (from Halloween to the winter holidays) back. Maybe I'll consider pinch hits, but other than that, I'm out.

3) I am rolling with my [community profile] iddyiddybangbang fic, though. Adding more detail in some scenes right now and hoping to be ready for whatever posting date I get next month. The fic is really helping me get over Bayley's injury.

4) Okay, the real reason I'm posting this. Back when I wanted to do everything and I was still active at Fan Flashworks, I forgot to include certain prompts from other comms with my Fan Flashworks AO3 entries. I just realized I really should've included a prompt from comment_fic on LJ for a fic where I wrote Parker (from Leverage) meeting an AU version of herself; some people thought I wrote a fic where Parker had a twin sister. And now I've found another Leverage fic written for fan_flashworks where I can't find the original comment_fic prompt for the moment. I'll try to resolve the issue, but I really should've slowed down and linked to all the prompts I was using for these fan_flashworks entries. This entry was originally posted at Comments on either site are fine. comment count unavailable


Yes, I know about the new Diary of River Song audio, set during 70s-80s UNIT times. Will review it October.

Yes, I should read that River Song spin-off book. Some day.

Thing is I've been working on this piece for a month. Not the writing--I kept rearranging the events in the fic in my head until I felt comfortable typing things down. The writing's taken a week to do. That piece is coming soon.

And now I want to sign up for [community profile] iddyiddybangbang to write this zany time travel idea. IDK about myself. This entry was originally posted at Comments on either site are fine. comment count unavailable

New WWE fic: Once Upon a Moon (Shayna/Becky)

Just polished up my fic for [community profile] unconventionalcourtship and posted it to my journal. I wanted the fic to be more graphic, but to be honest I had confidence issues. I kept getting flashbacks to where I’ve seen people make fun of my older smut works on anon memes, and I felt like I couldn’t write the fic the way I wanted to write it. This fic does still have sexual content in it, but it’s not graphic. There’s also blood drinking, but not via vampire bite. And there’s mentions of turning by a character in this. I’ll post the link to the UC comm some time after midnight or tomorrow.

Oh, and this fic’s also for [community profile] femslashficlets.

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