ceitfianna: (lost in a library)
This week I wrote up a new cover letter for a job opportunity that feels like it came out of nowhere. I won't know anything more until August but I feel good about it and my paycheck for my last fact-checking came in.

AU!Week in Milliways was interesting and makes me think I should go and revisit the Pacific Rim AU I was working on for Sameth and maybe write up more of if William went down a darker path. Its something that's come up in other stories for him but I haven't pushed it to the point I did in Bar. Its something I might play with more in the sandboxes.

In happy news for the first time, I participated in the Lost Library Exchange where the focus is on writing fictional works that are mentioned in other works. Its a great idea and there were some amazing stories. I wrote one which is a chapter from one of the Millie books from the Chronicles of Chrestomanci.

When Millie Played Fair (1571 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Millie Goes to School Series
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Millie (Millie Goes to School series)
Additional Tags: Boarding School, Millie Goes to School (Fictional Series), Female Friendship, Music

Miss Heloise had organized a piano concert and Millie was going to do her best and win a prize, nothing Delphinia could do would stop her. A chapter from Millie in the Upper Fourth.

“She’s always showing off but she can’t do that much on the piano, she’s not that good. Now come on, I need to finish this essay or else I won’t be allowed to ride in the race next month,” Jane said with a sigh, Millie knew it was only to distract her but she didn’t mind. She knew she was lucky to have Jane as her roommate, because she understood about Delphinia and never thought she was making anything up, even though Jane didn’t care one whit about music or who was best except in riding.

For a gift, I received a brilliant fic from the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and I've finally seen the first episode of the miniseries, it looks good. I look forward to when I can watch all of it along with rereading as its one of my favorite books.

On Doorways, Glass, and my Good Wife (1035 words) by Selden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds - Paris Ormskirk
Additional Tags: Horror, marital discord, unfortunate housekeeping solutions, Period-Typical Sexism

A fresh addition to the excellent work Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds, devised by Paris Ormskirk, gent, and newly imprinted at London, by William Knowles, in Paul's Churchyard at the sign of the black bird, 1547.

Then I also got a wonderful treat of a review of an Ariadne Oliver novel.

Book Review: The Affair of the Second Goldfish (229 words) by Lexigent
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poirot - Agatha Christie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Reviews of Ariadne Oliver novels

A review of this entertaining new novel.

Some of the other great stuff was actually written by people I know like [profile] bookelfe's Romeo and Ethel the Pirate Daughter.

Two more recs here but everything in the exchange is worth a read. )
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
[personal profile] in_the_blue tagged me on this writing meme:
Pull seven lines from the seventh page of your WIP, then you're supposed to tag seven other writers.

Most of the things I write are lucky to be a page so seven doesn't happen but I'll pull up the WiP that I've worked on most recently and do lines from that.

7 lines, actually more but this makes more sense from my October Daye and The Raven Cycle crossover which exists because I want Gansey and Quentin to meet.

“Watch it,” he protected his journal and his book on the language of birds as he looked up and glared at the boy who didn’t seem the sort to trip. Blond hair, neat and pressed and stumbling from something, Gansey was certain that he’d heard a French curse, “I was, they weren’t.”

It took him a moment but the other boy had his balance and Gansey wondered if he was a dancer, Ronan held himself in a sharper version of that stance, elegant but poised for something, “Just be careful.”

“I didn’t think I spilled anything on you or stuff,” Then he glanced down and Gansey watched for the reaction, this book wasn’t anything too special but it showed the echoes of the Raven King, “Ravens and omens? Do you believe in that?”

In terms of tagging, I'm not sure. I'm always interested in what everyone's writing so answer if you want to.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Thank you to everyone for the good thoughts on my last post. Since then I finished my fact-checking, painted my nails and other serious self-care. Tomorrow I'm going to see Mad Max and my birthday is coming up. My place is out there, I need to find it and it needs to find me.

I wanted to post the review I wrote for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books in an unlocked post as well since I'm happy with how it turned out. The book, Love with a Perfect Cowboy wasn't a favorite of mine but its good to stretch my reviewing muscles.

I'm in the midst of reading a new anthology by Ellen Datlow: The Doll Collection, which I picked up because it has a Seanan McGuire story. Its a wonderful collection, the stories are horror but no evil dolls but all the stories so far have been creepy and well done.

Also I've fallen deeply into The Clone Wars TV show that's on Netflix. I love how complex a world it is and it actually makes me want to go back and watch the second two prequels so I can see where it fits. I'm into the third season and my favorites are Duchess Satine, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, all the clones and Master Luminara. All the various Jedi are fascinating and I adore how different the various races are and I think the pirate who looks like a skull they keep running across is voiced by the same guy who did Don Carnage in TaleSpin, the characters have the same vibe. I also get a real kick out of how many of the voice actors are clearly Australian and New Zealand, I miss living in a place where I heard those accents all the time.

There's a documentary on Netflix too that I highly recommend called Stripped about the history of comic strips and they have interviews with everyone from the guy who draws Beetle Bailey to the Penny Arcade guys and so many in-between. They even were able to interview Bill Watterson, his face isn't shown but his voice is heard. Definitely worth a watch.
ceitfianna: (paper butterfly)
Belated Happy Birthday to [personal profile] ashen_key, my prompt was Kore and Demeter having a good day and I had a strange idea of a travel writer ending up in their part of the world. I hope this makes you smile as I feel lucky to have you in my life.

Discovered (880 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Greek and Roman Mythology
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Περσεφόνη | Persephone (Hellenistic Religion & Lore), Δημητηρ | Demeter (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Tourism, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, France (Country), Mother-Daughter Relationship

A slightly belated birthday fic for Ashie who asked for Kore and Demeter having a good day. My mind immediately went to how would they react to a travel writer who arrived fully in my head. In this fic, Kore and Demeter have a little fun with a writer who's appeared in their midst and end up helping their village even more.

Set in a modern world where after all the trouble over Kore's kidnapping, they went and built a house in Southern France along with the early Greek colonists and have lived there since.

I hope you enjoy it, Ashie.

ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
I'm having a quiet week since due to when the school break is, I won't be substituting at all. That's given me time to get to work on a number of things I've been meaning to do and have the time to finish up some reading.

Today I signed up to write a review for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I love looking through the RITA nominees and then seeing what I can find at the library. In an annoying twist, the books that really caught my eye weren't at the library but they just add to my to-read list.

I also signed up to do some volunteering with one of the library associations with, I hope that helps me in terms of reaching out. Its something I've been wanting to do more of, but I needed to get a little braver. I'm waiting on hearing from a school, so the busier I am the better. It feels like there are doors opening and I only need one place to say, yes, we want you. I did my taxes today which were simple, that was nice and now they're done and I've sorted a lot of books to go the library book sale. My other main goal for myself this week other than the sorting and taxes is to finish a fic and post it.

That reminds me, one of the ARCs, I picked up in Chicago was for To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix. I know a lot of people on my circle/flist read him and I'd love to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it. Comment here and we can figure out how to get it to you.

Now for the books that have been happily filling my time.
What I finished reading

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh, this book is part of her Survivor's Club series which focuses on a group who were all wounded in various ways during the Napoleonic Wars. They're brought together by a noble who lost his son and opened his estate to all of them to heal. The series starts six or so years after they all returned and now they're mainly healed and meet annually at the same estate. I adore this series and Balogh's writing, because all the characters have depth, she shows different sides of the Regency world and all of the endings feel earned. This one is particularly interesting as the hero suffered major head trauma so he has missing parts of his memories and doesn't always feel in control. I liked how she dealt with his challenges and the romance was complex and fascinating.

I also finished my reread of Passage by Connie Willis and my parents are currently reading it. I always enjoy her writing because of how they remind me of my favorite mysteries, strong characters, a plot that pulls me in with the addition of something more.

What I'm reading now

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman and this is an amazing book. I love how the story and the world has grown bigger since Seraphina and the challenges that face her.

The Seneca Falls Inheritance by Miriam Grace Monfredo which is interesting. Its a mystery about a librarian set not long before the Seneca Falls Confederation and the main character is a friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The writing is good, the author brings in many aspects of what it means for the main character to be a single woman and how she fits into the town. So far the mystery isn't that gripping which is why I keep putting it down and picking it back up again.

What I'm reading next

Yesterday at the library, I picked up Night Watch as its been a while since I reread it. Other than that, I'm not sure, my to-read pile is always daunting and challenging.
ceitfianna: (paper butterfly)
I don't want to get sick as there are a lot of chores I have to do for various job stuff, cover letters to write and a test to take for a part-time job.

The weather here is windy and cold but not snowing and I just helped my parents to clean the big freezer. They're getting ready for another trip and now it will be set for my use.

In a good accomplishment, I finished up a little fic that I've had in mind for a while with The Flash and I think I'm going to end up with a few fics for the Golden Oldies Porn Battle. I have a whole bunch of prompts that I didn't use in other years and I feel like I'm starting to get my writing groove back.

Always a cop (670 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Barry Allen, Iris West, Joe West
Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Police, Adopted Sibling Relationship

After Joe told Iris she couldn't apply for the police academy, Barry tried to help and mainly succeeded. A glimpse into an earlier time in the West household.

She bit her lip before going up to her room, she wouldn’t slam the door or cry, not where he could see her, she was an adult. There was a creak as Barry’s door opened a few inches while he peered out, “Iris?”

“Why are you even here? You have a dorm room.”

A meme

Jan. 23rd, 2015 12:42 am
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
From [personal profile] umadoshi a meme I like as I'm starting to reach that moment of eek, a week from today I'll be in Chicago for Midwinter and I'm getting substitute calls. All of this is good but a lot at once so I'm going to do a writing meme.

When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs. Now all of these WiPs are ones that I haven't touched in a while, maybe all the upcoming travel will help to get my writing game in gear again.

The first is a bit that was originally in my [community profile] ineedmyfics story about Sam Wilson but didn't fit.

“What happened next, Miss James?” The lawyer’s voice was kind as Teresa, who had been a mechanic in Iraq clenched her hands and sought out his eyes. He gave her a nod, he believed in her and understood what had happened.

Then there's an AU about Charles and Erik where they're both captured and their memories are messed with.

She gave him a look and he managed a smile for her as she left, he didn’t want her to become annoyed with him, but he needed space and Erik. Why was it so important to have Erik there?

The last one is me going through the October Daye books with a slant on Quentin and Raj, this is a moment from Late Eclipses.

Quentin grumbled before Raj laid down on top of him and immediately fell to sleep with a rumbling in his chest that felt sort of nice. The way Raj was it was hard to move, so he ended up sagging and finally sleeping until the alarm on his phone went off and he felt Raj’s claws in his legs, “Ow, get up.”
ceitfianna: (Tumnus)
I like the question today for [community profile] snowflake_challenge as its an angle I hadn't thought about before.

Day 9
In your own space, talk about what surprises you about fandom. It could be a pairing or fandom you never thought you'd like. A fanwork type you never knew existed.

What constantly surprises me about fandom is how those moments of oh, wait, you like that too never, ever get old. Also all the ways that people will translate their love of fandoms and since the love and care comes through, I find myself going, I like this too.

One of the best examples of this is how a group of my friends have shown me how wonderful a good AU can be especially based on Teen Wolf. AUs are something that I normally like the idea of more than the result like the amazing photosets that circulate of Pacific Rim AUs or Avengers' AUs but I don't really read them. I don't even write them that often since I usually get pulled into various details and then the fic never gets finished. So many of my works in progress are various AUs including at least two Pacific Rim ones. Also since I do panfandom RP which is basically all about AUs, I don't always feel as much as a pull to write them.

Yet whenever a Teen Wolf AU that's recced by this group of friends pops up, I always follow the link and find myself impressed. Some of them really stick with me, I'm currently reading a contemporary romance about band life and it has me thinking about a Rock Star Teen Wolf AU since they both show this world I don't know and found families plus music.
ceitfianna: (riding into the sun)
I've had a long but good day where my meeting this afternoon felt like it went really well. It snowed last night and the cold is coming so now it feels like January. I'm happy to be home in the warmth and not to have to go out into the world until tomorrow.

The timing of today's [community profile] snowflake_challenge was perfect.

Day 6

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.

A few days ago, I wrote a fic for a good friend of mine and today I posted it on Archive of our Own. This is a new fandom for me but referring to one that I love and might be the start of more.

What do they teach in these schools? (337 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Barry Allen, Iris West, Joe West
Additional Tags: Storytelling, Childhood, reading narnia in world

A present for dodger_sister who wanted a Narnia fic but instead I wrote Narnia being read within the world of The Flash. Joe is reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Barry and Iris and it brings up some parallels to Barry's situation. The title comes from what Professor Kirke says to Peter and Susan, not the exact quote.

ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
This is going to be a short entry as the way this [community profile] snowflake_challenge is set up, there's not a lot to write here.

Day Four

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"

It doesn't have to be anything complex - it can be feedback for a fanwork or discussing something you might have in common or even simply admiring their icon. The point is to reach out to someone you normally wouldn't and connect with them, even if it's only for the briefest moment.

I like the idea of this is and its something that I do a lot during Yuletide, where if I like a fic I leave Kudos and a comment. This is because I find comments one of my favorites parts of writing, no matter how small or long they are as it shows someone cares enough to interact with my work. Some of this also comes from the fact that when I first started putting my fic online, it was only on my journal and pretty much only related to Milliways. So comments are key, because its not possible to really leave Kudos on a journal. Also through Milliways was where my flist first began to grow as I learned more of the wonderful people I was writing with.

For this challenge, I commented on a new person on my flist's Snowflake Challenge, who also wrote for me for Yuletide. Its wonderful to have this challenge around Yuletide when new friends appear and this is a good way to understand their creative process better.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Title: What do they teach in these schools?
Fandom: The Flash (2014)
Characters: Barry Allen, Joe West, Iris West
Rating: G
Summary: [personal profile] dodger_sister had asked for a story about Narnia and snow, but instead I wrote a fic about Barry and Narnia. She's one of the reasons that I took a chance on The Flash and watched the entire season in two days. I thought about that wonderful scene in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe where Professor Kirke talks with Peter and Susan about believing Lucy. I hope you like it even though its not exactly what you asked for. The title comes from that conversation.

Apologies for the earlier version, my HTML was being weird.

I’m not a liar. I saw something like Lucy did. )
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
I just came back from wandering in a local bookstore and spending some of my holiday money; Love and Let Spy, a regency romance with a female Bond character and The Invention of Murder about the Victorians and their fascination with murder. I love new books and the possibilities of bookstores.

Now for day 3 of [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

Day 3

In your own space, talk about your creative process - from what inspires you to what motivates you to how you manage to break through blocks. Does your process change depending on the type of creating you're doing?

My creative process isn't terribly organized, if the words are there I write. At the moment, I have a lot of google docs that are beginnings that I wrote down but the rest of the work isn't there yet. I can always tell when I'm not in a good place emotionally, because I don't write a lot of fiction. Roleplaying and threading tend to be more reliable for me, but particular characters and longer plots will sometimes fall to the side when I'm putting my mental focus elsewhere. When I was working on fact-checking, my writing shrank because that kind of intense research took up so much mental space. On the other hand, the organic and ever-changing nature of threading is relaxing for me especially for characters that I know so well.

What inspires me is whatever's around me; music, a book, an article, movies, tv, everything will make an idea come alive. One of the best ways I have of focusing on an idea is a road trip, having the time to think is great for my creative process. Prompts are also wonderful for me, because what someone wants will sometimes make something go click in my mind. Whenever I have an idea, I write it down, no matter how small it is and often come back to them. The Jane Austen fic that I posted yesterday was on pause for I think almost a year before I finished it as that's when I figured out how I wanted it to go.

My process doesn't change that much across the various ways I create. I write to get something down on the page, do some editing, then ask someone I trust to reread it and tell me if it makes sense to them, more editing and then post. Sometimes I'll post something without a lot of other looks, but it helps me a lot to have another set of eyes on my work.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Two posts in a row as I start the [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

This is a tricky one for me as I've been lucky to find a lot of what I'm searching for in many of my fandoms usually through Yuletide.

1-Anyone playing with any of my fics. I have the Transformative Works Statement up, but I don't think anything's ever happened and love the idea that it might.

2-More Scorpio Races' fic, I received a wonderful one for Yuletide but want there to be more. Its such a wonderful strange canon.

3-Icons, I adore icons for myself, for the characters I roleplay but especially Quentin, [personal profile] heatherandsteel. I love how the right icon can change a post or a comment and wish I had a bigger collection.
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
I've seen a number of people doing [community profile] snowflake_challenge and I like the idea of it as my writing is something that's a huge part of me.

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Too Deep to Wash Away (2006 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Becoming Jane (2007)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jane Austen/Tom Lefroy
Characters: Jane Austen, Tom Lefroy, Henry Austen, Cassandra Austen, Reverend Austen, Judge Langlois, Mrs. Austen
Additional Tags: Fix-It, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Siblings, Family, Love, Happy Ending, Writing

In this story, I have done my best to give Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy a happy ending within the confines of their world. They both try to proceed with their lives but luck changes and their families try to help them be happy.

Henry married and Tom received a letter but no invitation which wasn’t a surprise. Within that letter, Henry wrote a line that struck Tom more than he thought words could do as he said; My sisters are as ever themselves though more quietly. I will not speak much of them but her words will appear, my friend.

This is also a gift to Jen who's words inspire me.

This is my fix-it fic for Becoming Jane and its one I'm proud of as I felt like it would fit within the time. Austen is a favorite author of mine and being able to capture some of that wit and manners of the Regency Era was a large challenge of writing this one.

The City's Call (3200 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Secord/Rebecca St. Clair
Characters: Jack Secord, Rebecca St. Clair
Additional Tags: Case Fic, Established Relationship, Boarding School, New York City

Jack and Rebecca are called into a case at Somersby Academy, a boys' boarding school just north of New York City, where they have to figure out what Artifact is making the boys act like addicts.

“I don’t want to miss anything, any connection, that’s what we’re doing. Reaching out and finding things and yeah, sometimes that means we go looking down in the City, but it’s the City. We’re allowed.”

This fic was the first time I ever wrote a case fic and I loved how it turned out, still one of the stories I'm proudest of.

Victor's Son (1811 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Old Kingdom - Garth Nix, Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Relationships: Sabriel/Touchstone
Characters: Prince Sameth, Ellimere (Old Kingdom), Touchstone (Old Kingdom), Sabriel (Old Kingdom)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fusion, Character Death, Death References, Family

This story came about as I wondered how the characters of The Old Kingdom who are incredibly tied to duty and death would fit in the world of the Hunger Games. One of the ways Sameth is defined is by his difficulty with death and killing, which is an even greater hurdle in Panem. This is the story of his games.

Everything was a prop or a weapon, Sam knew that, had been trained it since he was a boy, be wary and know that death can come from anywhere.

I rarely write fusions or AUs, but the idea for this story came almost whole cloth to me but its one my fics that I think lands in an odd place. Sameth isn't the most popular character in the Old Kingdom fandom and its an odd combination, but I'm proud of how I was able to combine these two complex worlds and keep Sam himself.
ceitfianna: (paper butterfly)
The end of August, beginning of September is one of my busiest writing times as I participate in [community profile] ineedmyfics and [community profile] narniaexchange which usually end up due within about a week of each other. Ineedmyfics tends to stretch me in terms of the fandoms I write while the Narnia Exchange allows me to go deeper into one of my oldest fandom loves. Ineedmyfics' archive opened up on Monday night and there have been some amazing fics. Also for the first time that I've ever done a fic exchange, it was a true exchange. The person who was assigned me was also who I had, we shared two fandoms and ended up writing for different ones.

She wrote for me:
Finding a Family (1355 words) by flipflop_diva
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Potter/Lily Evans Potter
Characters: James Potter, Lily Evans Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: Marauders, Pre-Series

There are some things that cannot be broken. The bonds between the family of your choosing is one of them. A Marauders fic set during and right after their time at Hogwarts. Using the prompt older and finding their way.

I loved this fic of the found family of the Maruaders. I wrote a post Captain America fic called Got the details right. I'm not doing the Ao3 copy and paste as I ended up writing a rather long explanation but its basically Sam and Nat watching Captain America movies, dealing with stuff and eating Indian food.

As always there are so many great fics in the Ineedmyfics's collection. I recommend dipping in since while its small, all of the fics are wonderful.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
I've now applied to be a substitute, helped out a fun, charity yard sale, found some great finds at the library book sale and had some lazy days. Tomorrow I have an allergy appointment but the next two weeks are all about finishing two exchange fics. In the spirit of feeling like there's no way I can finish anything, have a fic meme from [personal profile] snacky. If something's from an exchange, I'll shift it but I don't think either of my recipients follow me.

Question which I think I asked before. Has anyone else watched Boardwalk Empire? I just watched the first season after loving the second and third when in Michigan and I think I might rewatch them. Its not my normal kind of show with how violent it is, but basically Margaret's character pulled me in. Also as someone who grew up with visits to Ocean City, New Jersey, the setting interests me.

Leave a comment with one of these and I'll post, without editing*:

FIRST — the first two sentences of my current project
LAST — the most recently written two sentences of my current project
NEXT — the next line. meaning i will finish the sentence I’m on and write a new one, which you’ll get.
[insert prompt here] — you post a prompt, and i’ll write three sentences based on that prompt, set in the same time/setting as my current project
THE END — i’ll make up an ending, or post the ending if i’ve written it
BEFORE THE BEGINNING — three sentences (or more) about something that happened before the plot of my current project
POV — something that’s already happened, retold from another character’s perspective

*okay, I might have to edit some names out of an exchange fic, but that's about it.
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
I'm back to fact-checking as on Thursday, I was emailed with another book. I'm trying to do more writing and put a prompt request over on my tumblr and I'm doing one here.

There are a lot of ideas and unfinished fics bouncing around in my head and fact-checking is something I need mental breaks from.

Please send prompts, at the moment, the loudest fandom for me is X-Men movieverse but I'm up for trying something, just ask. Thank you.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
The world has been rainy and strange these past two days as I get ready to head off to an interview. Yesterday, I dreamed of the interview and last night I dreamed of Charles and Erik arranging an art auction to raise money for mutants. They were both nice but strange dreams. I'm taking care of all my bits and pieces before heading out for this trip and trying not to get sick. Tea is helping a good deal as does the fact that nothing is too far away.

In a sure sign of how I'm nervous, I've written fic thanks to a great ficathon that Ashie recommended.

A multi fandom women comment ficathon (#3)
(click on the picture)

A burst (183 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, Aldrich Killian
Additional Tags: Domestic Violence, Canon-Typical Violence, Established Relationship, Iron Man 3, Prompt Fic

Written from the prompt: iron man, pepper potts(/iron man), i am an avenging goddess at Mortals shall bow; a multifandom comment ficathon.

Near the end of Iron Man 3, Pepper thinks on the violence in and around her, reference to past domestic violence and canon violence.

Promise you the Moon (588 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano
Characters: Rory Gilmore, Jess Mariano
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Past Relationship(s), Kissing, Prompt Fic, Journalism, Travel

Written for the prompt: gg, jess/rory, she said i had a dirty mouth, but she kissed me like she meant it at the Mortals shall bow; a multifandom women comment ficathon.

As Rory travels with the Obama press, she thinks of past kisses and reconnects with Jess in Philadelphia.

Now for more tea as I try and get my thoughts in order.
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Summer has arrived bringing with it all the tourists, drives that normally take me ten minutes, this weekend suddenly take twenty and no one knows how to cross a street. Fact-checking is keeping me busy but this one is going faster than the other and it will be done before my birthday. I've been reading such a variety of reviews of Days of Future Past, I think I just need to take a deep breath and see it. Though if anyone wants a visit to the shore and a chance to help me react, my place is open. Everyone lives too far away.

Apparently a weird side effect of fact checking while in the house on my own is I write fics that stand on their own and appear in my head. Last night, I wrote a crossover of Archie Goodwin from the Nero Wolfe books and pre-Captain America Steve and Bucky. This was fun to write as I adore Archie's narrative voice and if you want someone to visualize, Timothy Hutton played him in the TV version.

Another witness (1089 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Archie Goodwin, James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Fritz Brenner, Nero Wolfe
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Pre-Captain America: The First Avenger, Friendship, Brooklyn, 1930s

Archie Goodwin's investigating a case and has to haul out to Brooklyn to get an art student named Steve Rogers for Nero Wolfe to interview. A brief glimpse into Steve and Bucky's lives before the War and Archie in the midst of an annoying case. Thank you to Ashie for betaing.

The next witness was out in Brooklyn and I wasn’t bringing the sedan out that way, I’d take a cab and the client could eat it. It took the cabbie a bit to find the address, but I did and went looking for number 5C and the Barnes’ residence where Steven Rogers was living.

ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
Lately I've been working on a lot of works in progress so it feels nice to have actually finished something. This is from a [community profile] queer_fest prompt that got my interest and thanks to a gif set on Tumblr, the words started flowing. Its fluffy and Zoe and Wash who are one of my favorite Firefly couples.

Little Things (2366 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Firefly
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Wash Washburne/Zoe Washburne, zoe washbourne/orginal female character(s)
Characters: Zoe Washburne, Hoban "Wash" Washburne, Malcolm Reynolds, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye, Shepherd Book, Jayne Cobb
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Femslash, Past Relationship(s), Developing Relationship, Bisexual Female Character, Prompt Fic, queerfest, Female Friendship

Inspired by a Queerfest 2014 prompt: Firefly, Zoe, She’s identified as a lesbian her whole life, and still finds women plenty attractive. When she meets Wash, though, she realizes she might actually be bisexual, and spurns his advanced for a long time because she’s afraid of identifying that way, regardless of what she feels.

In the first two years that the crew comes together, Zoe and Wash bump up against each and Zoe finds out that Wash brings some unexpected little things into her life. As Zoe finds herself attracted to Wash, she worries about it and moves slowly while she thinks. Ends as they start to move towards a relationship. Includes references to past lesbian relationships and some sex talk between Zoe, Inara and Kaylee.


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