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I've been pretty lazy as a mod lately, but this bears reposting: Any A Teaspoon and an Open Mind users may want to take a quick read through this report of some pretty creepy trolling. This particular instance has been dealt with, but if you get a message from this individual under a different account, please let us know so we can do some banning.
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So they've been talking about building a large apartment complex in the vacant lot right outside my window, and they finally started the pile-driving this morning. It is a little alarming to wake up at 6:00AM to find the room shaking with every BANG. I'm starting to hope we get a very early winter, if only so this project can be put on hold for a few months. Until then, I guess I'll have to do the early-to-bed, early-to-rise thing. They even do construction on Saturday mornings here.

Mind you, it is pretty fun to watch. It's like, oh, how are we ever going to get these massive supports into the ground? I know! A giant automatic hammer!

After chatting with [livejournal.com profile] agapi42 last night, I was reminded that I still haven't listened to the Gallifrey series of Big Finish audios (well, I have, but I forget where I left off and have no recollection of the ones I did listen to). Time to remedy that! Listened to 1x01 as I worked this morning and was reminded of my undying love for Romana. And Leela. And, well, everyone involved. Space politics with plenty of snark and awesome ladies in charge is one of my favourite things ever, so I think I'll be enjoying this series a lot.

And now for a couple of random fic recs:

A Country of Smaller Wars by [livejournal.com profile] alibi_factory (Gallifrey; Romana/Narvin; R). Okay, so I haven't listened to the Gallifrey audios, but I've gathered up enough plot via fannish osmosis and Wikipedia to follow, and this is just amazing. If you're in the fandom and have been craving 23,000 words of pure unadulterated heartbreaking brilliance, this is for you.

Sanity Will Be Graded on a Curve by [livejournal.com profile] b1uemorpho (M*A*S*H; T). A fantastically written look at the 4077th from the point of view of a terrified new recruit. It's excellent, go read.
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Because I had one of those days that ended in unexpected awesome, I figured I'd try to return the favour. What follows is a bunch of random stuff, grabbed from tumblr (not hotlinked, of course, and with credit, of course, so you can trace it to its awesome, awesome source!). Basically, think of it as a massive reblog. It should be noted that my approach to tumblr, until recently, has been to (a) look at it in abject confusion and (b) be too embarrassed to ask someone how to make the pretty pictures appear on my computer screen. My dramatic discovery of the search box will doubtless make all the history books.

Since there are approximately twenty quadrizillion amazing Doctor Who images on tumblr, I thought I'd stick to some of my smaller fandoms (weighted a little more heavily on the DS9/B5 side of things), give 'em a bit of love. The images are whatever happens to catch my eye in the next hour or so. There may be spoilers. There will definitely be awesome.

(gifs under the cut - dial-up users beware!)

Random fannish picspam, awaaaay! )

Okay, that's probably enough silliness for now. Back to your regularly-scheduled Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or, if you're a time-traveller, October.
eponymous_rose: (DW | TARDIS)

Also, !!!!

And, on a related note, I enjoyed that quite a bit.
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Spoilers! )

Edit: Having said that, there's an excellent (spoilery) post by [personal profile] calapine here that makes a fantastic point, and goes to show that I should probably think for five minutes before posting. Ahem.
eponymous_rose: (DW | Liz | Brig)
As a tribute, [personal profile] calapine has posted an excellent pictorial guide to The Many Brigadiers of Nicholas Courtney. ♥ Awww.
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Having apparently jinxed the free internet thing last time, I've been without internet at home ever since - but now I'm up and running!

In honor of being all settled in and such, I think I might just borrow an awesome project that [livejournal.com profile] kindkit does every now and then (with awesome results - go see!): the ficlet project!

The idea is that I make a post like this one, and the first commenter gives me one fandom (no crossovers on this one), a character or two, and a brief prompt (but please, nothing too specific or detailed). I write a quick little ficlet based on that prompt, and then the first commenter on that one gets to post another prompt. And, of course, even if you're not interested in the previous fic, you're welcome to comment with just a prompt.

Everyone's welcome to play - you don't have to be on my flist or ever have read any of my stuff. If you come across one of these posts and there's no prompt on it yet, jump in! But to give everyone a chance to play, please just limit yourselves to one prompt per round.

My restrictions: I tend not to write above PG-13, and I do prefer gen, but that doesn't mean I won't write any and all pairings - the fic just won't be particularly explicit. Other than that, prompt away! If there's an issue with your prompt, I'll let you know.

I'm limiting this to fandoms I'm most familiar with at the moment, just because this should be quick. If a fandom's not included, it doesn't mean I've fallen out of love with it. It just means I need a rewatch. ;)

Fandoms in no particular order:
Star Trek (TNG, DS9, XI)
Doctor Who (only the newest series with Eleven and Amy, please - I'm planning a Classic Who rewatch soon)
Sherlock (the new BBC mini-series)
Quantum Leap
Stargate SG-1

And... there we go! First prompt in the comments will be written.
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Doctor Who fans! Have you been hearing about the Big Finish full-cast audio dramas? Have you wanted to give them a shot? Well, today's the day for it! It's Big Finish day! The first fifty audios are on sale for £5 each, which amounts to about $10 including shipping for Americans, or $5 for a download. These are spectacularly high quality audios featuring the Fifth through Eighth Doctors and I love them like pie. [livejournal.com profile] calapine has an excellent recommendation post here that might help you get started. I hope this prompts more people to check out the audios - they're absolutely fantastic.

And one for folks in all fandoms: remember that Awesome Ladies Commentfic fest? Did you realize there's also a full-length fic fest associated with it? The deadline to sign up has been extended to the 9th, and you have until the 27th to produce a minimum of 1000 words about the female character(s) of your choice. Awesome!

And a DS9 fic rec: Misremembering the Alamo by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven (PG, gen), which was written for the [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest and is a fantastic exploration of Ezri's character. Go read!

What else has been going on, fandom-wise? Rec me fics! Rec me fandoms! Rec me fests! Rec me... other things beginning with the letter 'f'!
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Title: Turning and Turning
Word Count: 3700
Rating: PG
Characters: Rory Williams, Amy Pond, others
Warnings: None. Spoilers through "The Big Bang".
Notes: Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] avarill for the beta!

Summary: Things changed. Rory stayed the same.

Turning and Turning )
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I just keep reccing [livejournal.com profile] alibi_factory!

Here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break - spoilers through "Vincent and the Doctor". It's absolutely fantastic. Do check it out!
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Title: Circular Time (the Mirror, Mirror Remix)
Word Count: 2868
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Susan
Warnings: None
Notes: Written for Remix/Redux 8, as a remix of [livejournal.com profile] aceofannwn's Circular Time. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tigerkat24 for the beta!

Everything changes, except this: it begins in a junkyard, with a blue box. )
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I promise, I meant to post these recs before the reveal, but I slept in. ;) I still haven't looked at whodunit just yet, except for the fic I received because hey, curiosity burning!

First off, though, here's the reveal: I wrote Circular Time (the Mirror, Mirror Remix), which is All About Susan and was Far Too Much Fun To Write. It stands on its own, but I really, really recommend that you go forth and read the original, which is [livejournal.com profile] aceofannwn's excellent Circular Time. And now that the reveal's done, I can also say a huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] tigerkat24 for the beta! ♥

And I'm going to repeat the earlier rec I made, because said fic is Just That Good: [livejournal.com profile] meddow wrote me Bright Star (Faith in Physics Remix). If you didn't listen earlier, listen now: go read! :D

Now for some recs in various fandoms:

Doctor Who
The Bees, The Bees (The Five Times Donna Met the Doctor Without Realising It Remix)
The Brigadier's Weddings (The "Third Time Luckiest' Remix)
A Child's Illustrated Treasury of Regeneration Trauma (The Doctor Who Discovers Edition)
Dimensions in Space (The Perfect Fit Remix)
Sugar, Sugar (You Can Have My Private Number Remix)
This is Tomorrow (the getaway driver remix)
You Will Be Me (The When I'm Gone Ontological Tautology Remaster)

River Lays an Egg (Upside Down Remix)

Stargate Atlantis
Flipside (The Red Sox Remix)

Stargate SG-1
Best-Laid Plans
Fair Play

Star Trek XI
There is Joy in Repetition (But Sometimes You Have to Break Routine Extended Remix)

The West Wing
The Truth About Her Life (Flickering Firebrand Remix)
Backstory, or how Danny Concannon Covered 5 Stories that Never Happened (the Behind the Scenes Remix)

And there you have it! Now I get to go see who wrote what and generally squee and such. :D
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I assume everyone's stumbled across this at some point today? Map of the TARDIS. Go look.

Fic Rec

Mar. 23rd, 2010 07:47 pm
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(Have been out celebrating with family and friends when not thesising, so am only getting to this now: thank you all for the overwhelming deluge of kind words on my last post, everyone - every single one of those messages made my day, so that I now have enough happy saved up for a whole week of rainy days. ♥ to you all.)

I haven't been very active in Doctor Who fandom lately because, hey, hiatus, but I have a fic rec for you in the lead-up to the new series:

Distances by [livejournal.com profile] alibi_factory - it's genfic that features all the Doctors. It quotes Brave New Universe at the start, guys, and there's science and wacky adventures and somber moments and nods to book canon and fanon and the whole ever-expanding universe of this show. It's everything I love about Doctor Who in eleven dizzyingly beautiful little snippets. Give it a shot; you won't be disappointed.
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Written for [livejournal.com profile] nam_jai, who so kindly went above and beyond her bid in [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti to commission this one. ♥ Apologies for the bit of lateness; I hope you enjoy!

Title: A Three-Pipe Problem
Word Count: 3306
Rating: PG-13
Characters: The Valeyard, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Warnings: None
Beta: Huge, huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tigerkat24 for her powers of beta and hand-holding throughout.

Summary: This happened first. This is happening now. This hasn't happened yet. The Valeyard wanders familiar streets.

A Three-Pipe Problem )
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Hurrah, [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti! I have two fics written that will need some polishing tomorrow, but then they will be ready for betaing, so I thought I might as well ask you amazing people now. :D

The first is a Who/Holmes crossover in which the Valeyard meets Sherlock Holmes. The second is a Man from UNCLE fic in which Illya gets to play double-agent. Barring major changes tomorrow, they're going to work out to approximately 4,000 words apiece, and neither one is rated higher than PG-13.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, folks! I've screened comments so you can leave an e-mail address without fear of spambots.

(♥ to you all, by the way. Life is incredibly hectic right now - in the best possible way - and I can't wait to have more online time again.)
eponymous_rose: (DW | TARDIS | Old School Funky Planet)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 for the Brit-pick!

Title: Old Soldiers
Word Count: 2700
Rating: PG
Characters: Wilfred Mott, Sylvia Noble, Donna Noble, the Doctor
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Spoilers for End of Time Part II

Summary: Wilf's stopped believing in ordinary days.

Old Soldiers )

eponymous_rose: (DW | BF | Prattling)
1. Yuletide! I haven't had much time to read yet, but I have found a handful of awesome fics to rec for you all.

First, I definitely have to rec the fic I received, which is The Margaret Mystique, in MASH fandom, and is an awesome little character study that jumps around between the war and the tenth anniversary of the Armistice - it does a great job of examining the relationships Margaret's had without falling into the typical fannish clichés. Definitely well worth reading!

Next, if you are at all a fan of Doctor Who and/or Torchwood and/or Lord Peter Wimsey, you must drop whatever you're doing and take an hour or two to read No Man's Land, which is a stunningly written, tightly plotted story that slips Jack Harkness, Major Wimsey, and Sergeant Bunter seamlessly into the universe of the Second Doctor serial, The War Games. Sayers fandom is chock full of brilliant writers, so my expectations were awfully high going in, but I was still completely blown away. It's been ages since I saw The War Games, and my Torchwood-ish knowledge is pretty limited, but I enjoyed this one immensely.

The Lord Peter Wimsey section in Yuletide this year has also brought The Sceptre at the Feast, which is a gorgeous character study that follows Viscount Saint-George's life, as viewed from Peter's eyes. Gherkins has always been a particular favourite of mine, and this story definitely does him justice.

I'll have more recs soon, I'm sure, given the dozens of tabs I have open. ;)

2. [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking! Since I mixed up the reveal date, I find myself with a whole bunch of fics (17!) that could probably use a brief looking-over, beta-wise. I'm usually not too bad with SPAG, so I'm mostly looking for fandom-specific glances, here, and I thought the best way to do this without giving too much away would be to poll for a bunch of fandoms, some of which I may well have written for (but I couldn't possibly comment). If you're able to beta for any of the below fandoms, just let me know by clicking the ticky-boxes, and I'll drop you a PM with details if there's a fic that could use your expert opinion - and please don't hesitate to say "No, thanks!" if you'd rather not beta, after all! The fics are all below PG-13, mostly gen, and shouldn't have any triggery content, if that's a concern. There is one fic in a fandom that I'm pretty sure will be unfamiliar to anyone but me and the recipient, which spoils the surprise, so I'll leave that one off the list and read it over myself, extra-carefully.
[Poll #1503676]
Thank you so much!

3. [livejournal.com profile] subsequent, thank you so much for the snowflake cookie yesterday! It definitely made me smile. :D


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