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Story Title: No More Regrets
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Link(s): AO3
Summary: Molly Hooper prefers a life limited to her teaching at King's College, the occasional consult for Scotland Yard and evenings with her cat and a good book, but her best mates think she should expand her horizons. On one of their regular "Let's get Molly a social life" nights, Molly meets a man who saves her from a sticky situation, but before she can get to know this Sherlock fellow any better she has to leave the pub. She thinks it's a fleeting "what might have been" moment, but Sherlock has other ideas about that.
Warnings: Mild non-graphic violence
Characters: Molly Hooper, Sherlock Holmes, Mary Morstan, Sally Donovan, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, Irene Adler, James Moriarty, Stella Hopkins & OMCs
Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper, John Watson/Mary Morstan, Greg Lestrade/Sally Donovan
When I Started: May 19th, 2015
How I Lost My Shit: I actually had this plotted out once I hit chapter 19, and it seemed as though no matter what I did I couldn’t bring myself to write chapter 22. So that began the long hiatus for this fic.
How I Finished My Shit: Panic & pride. I have had the hell of a last few months (seriously, I think I’m cursed) and the closer the deadline got for the five days I had claimed where I had no new fics to show for it, I decided screw everything else, I was going to write and try and finish as many as I could. This was the first one I was able to finish, and it got a pretty good reception, so I was glad it ended up making people happy.
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Title: The Scheme You Propose
Author: Mara
Fandom: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Pairing/Characters: Kujo Kiriya/Hojou Emu
Rating: Adult
Length: 11,800 words
Summary: How could he turn down a banana in distress?

Successful rebel Kiriya Kujo came to make peace with his past and his family. But he'd never thought that to appear "respectable," he'd become the pretend fiancé of a banana-wearing storeowner! Yet how could he refuse spunky Emu Hojou, the man under the costume, when he kissed him so sweetly— and so thoroughly—in the spaghetti aisle of the supermarket?

His gaze implored him to play the role of lover to show up his ex-fiancé. But remembering the kisses they shared were supposed to be pretend became more difficult, when all Kiriya wanted to do was to make love to the appealing Emu! Was the proposal turning into something…real?

Notes: The summary above (obviously with different character names and other minor changes) comes from the book "The Virgin's Proposal" by Shirley Jump. Thanks to Aryn for the betaread!

Link: Read the fic!

2 outstanding pinch hits

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:26 pm
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Please claim via pm or email to fic.corner@gmail.com and include the ph number, recipient's AO3 user name and your AO3 user name. Please do not claim in the comments to preserve anonymity.

These pinch hits will now be due on 23 August at 11pm EDT. What time is that for me?

ETA: Pinch hit 4 has been claimed, Pinch hit 5 is still available

Pinch Hit #4: Claimed )

Pinch Hit #5: Captain Underpants Series - Dav Pilkey, Wayside School - Louis Sachar, The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster )

Remix Revival: Madness Round

Aug. 20th, 2017 11:34 am
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By popular request, the Remix Madness round for 2017 has opened early for signups/posting! 

(I had several people ask why the Madness round opens so late when other panfandom exchanges allow treating from day 1, and there was really no good answer except “that’s the way Remix Redux always did it,” so I decided to change it. Next year, the Madness round will open for signups/posting around the time assignments go out.)

You do not have to be signed up for the main exchange to participate, and you do not have to sign up for the Madness round in order to remix people who did. There is NO wordcount minimum, and sketches are fine for the madness round. For more information, check out the collection profile listed above.

Remix Madness will go live on September 18, a day after the main collection. You may continue to post remixes to the Madness collection until 8 AM Eastern time on September 25.

[As a reminder, some pinch hits were just posted here. I don’t want them to get lost in the wake of Remix Madness news...]

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There is a new pinch hit, and I'm re-posting several old ones.

Comments are screened on this post. If you see a pinch hit you would like to claim, post a comment with the username/pinch hit # of the one you want, along with your own AO3 username. You do not need a DW account to claim a pinch hit, and you may claim a pinch hit even if you did not sign up for Remix yourself.

You do not have to know the fandoms someone requested in order to claim a pinch hit. If you check out the URL in their request and see something of theirs in a different fandom that you'd like to remix, that is fair game as long as it is otherwise eligible (ie not a WIP, remix, collaboration, or safe work/series/fandom).

I would prefer people have no more than one unposted pinch hit at a time, so please don't try to claim a second pinch hit until you've finished and posted your first one.

These are all due at the assignment deadline, September 10, 11:59 PM Eastern time.


Pinch Hit #4: The Tudors (TV) )


Pinch Hit #9: Star Wars - All Media Types, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars: Rebels, Batman (Comics), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: Legend of Korra, Spider-Man (Ultimateverse), Downton Abbey, Firefly, The 100 (TV), Dark Angel, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) - TAKEN )


Pinch Hit #10: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Doctor Who - TAKEN )

Pinch Hits

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:43 pm
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The deadline has now passed.

All remaining pinch hits are due on 8/25 at 7:59 pm EDT. (Countdown)

1 (Bloodborne (Video Game), Dark Souls III, Fullmetal Alchemist (Anime 2003), When Women Were Warriors) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/QwYMyHvOT9A

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

26 (Pushing Daisies, Moana (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), R.O.D: Read or Die & Related Fandoms, Crossover Fandom) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/u0zBSfICvK8

27 (His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Saga (Comics)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/-fPy6e0R_Gg

30 (APB (TV 2016), Reba (TV), Lucifer (TV), Murdoch Mysteries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Facts of Life) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/GQtbpj8m7qw

35 (Football RPF, Sense8 (TV), xXx (Movies), World of Warcraft) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/4mdmhMlbH8w

37 (Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch, Shades of Magic - V. E. Schwab, Penny Dreadful (TV)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/rQKu7Uemh1M

40 (Shades of Magic - V. E. Schwab, The Shadow Campaigns - Django Wexler, Wolf 359 (Radio), Murder Most Unladylike Series - Robin Stevens) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ANZC17nXI_g

41 (Dragon Age - All Media Types, Star Wars Legends: Knights of the Old Republic, Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/zkuzDVnsOm0

45 (Arrow (TV 2012), Dark Matter (TV), DC Animated Universe, DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), The Flash (TV 2014), Heroes (TV)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/-5iMeQ3TB3w
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Have you written? Are you writing? You've got about 2.5 days to go till deadline. If you don't think you'll make it, I'd appreciate it if you defaulted soon so that I can find someone else to write for your recipient.

I've got more pinch hits to post to the mailing list after I've had breakfast. You can sign up for the pinch hit email list here. Due to the rapidly approaching deadline, if these haven't been claimed by lunchtime (assume approximately a 3 hour window), I'll be posting them here and probably on the yuletide comm. Deadline for these pinch hits will be the same as for assignments. Any pinch hits that come up later in the weekend may have a later due date.

One other bit of housekeeping...since the exchange is so small this year, I'm not going to bother opening a separate collection for treats. Please post any treats in the main collection.
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Story Title: The Longest Night (I promise ~ I can't promise)
Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn
Link(s): at Ao3 (recommended); at FF.net
Summary: When Yona and her friends need shelter for the winter, Kija insists on bringing them to White Dragon Village for a traditional solstice festival honoring his ancestors. The ritual brings messages from the world of the dead, including a visit from the most honored white dragon ancestor of all — but what begins as a joyous meeting threatens to become a tragedy.
Warnings: Heavy Angst, Possible Character Death, Canonical Character Death, brief but intense violence
Characters: Kija, Ensemble, special appearance by Guen
When I Started: Not so long ago, only the beginning of this year. This grew out from my 2016 Yuletide story.
How I Lost My Shit: I don't remember if I did before signing up for the bang, although I did write a few other stories so it must have been back-burnered. Mostly, though, there were things I found challenging about this story so that I just knew I'd have trouble finishing it without some formal commitment. Embarassingly, I actually did lose my shit after posting had started; I went out of town for a weeklong family visit and really slacked off after I got back.
How I Finished My Shit: Sheer determination, but tempered with nonperfectionism. My completely-truthful mantra for this story was "I want to do this one no matter how messy it turns out. Also setting a bunch of personal deadlines way in advance of the actual deadline was helpful --- of course I ended up blowing through all of those, but each one pushed me to get a bit more done. ^_^;

And now it's finished! My beautiful rambly angsty hurty baby! I'm so proud!

Many thanks to my artist, too!

End of Summer Blues

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:40 am
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Well, summer's over, as far as the university's concerned. "Fall" Semester begins on Monday. I'll be teaching three courses: Introduction to Algebraic Structures (junior-level, basically the rudiments of group theory), Linear Algebra II (we finally get to the theoretical stuff), and Foundations for Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (which I teach pretty much every year - I think it's been given to someone else once in the last fifteen years). The first two, I haven't taught in quite a while, and the first one in particular is rough on students - it's notorious for resulting in bad-to-mediocre student evaluations. We'll see how it goes.

It was a bad summer for the canine contingent. First Gracie developed an ear infection, and I had to smear goop in her ear for a couple of weeks. Then Buster had an allergic reaction, probably flea-related, and started chewing on his right haunch and tail. Steroids and antibiotics seem to have resolved that one, so it was Gracie's turn again, with an eye infection that culminated in a crust over her entire right eye. The vet removed the crusting (G had to be sedated), and now I have to put ointment in both of Gracie's eyes twice a day. She doesn't like it, but has stopped fighting it. I just hope I'm getting it right. I'll be taking her in again Friday.

I had a lengthy to-do list, not much of which got done. I do have a new toilet in one bathroom and a new faucet for the sink in the other; I have a new bedside lamp, but the stand I bought to put it on came missing a few pieces, and the supplier is so far unresponsive; the fence has been repaired (that one wasn't on the to-do list!); and earlier this week I came up with a new technique for my polygons project, which will come in handy in the third and fourth papers in the sequence. Still need to write a new conclusion for the first paper and get it submitted.

The forecast for Monday in these parts is "partly cloudy". We're just outside the totality zone - 99.4%, I think - and the university has a bit of a gala set up for the afternoon, with eclipse glasses being provided and a couple of video screens. We'll see how it goes; my only class that day is at 6PM, so I'm free to join in the fun.

Life goes on, even amidst catastrophe.

Less than 12 hours left!

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:20 am
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Assignments are due today at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg

26 (Pushing Daisies, Moana (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), R.O.D: Read or Die & Related Fandoms, Crossover Fandom) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/u0zBSfICvK8

Fugitive Pilot

Aug. 19th, 2017 12:16 am
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Title: Fugitive Pilot
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Pairing/Characters: Heather ("The Pilot")/Bill Potts, River Song
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 3338
Summary:

THE BEST WOMAN...IN EVERY WAY

Watching her potential girlfriend constantly ask about leaving her surroundings is Bill Potts’ worst nightmare...until she and the would-be girlfriend are kidnapped by River Song. River knows a sentient creature wants Heather Carew out of the picture. Until River can get them all to safety, all that stands between Heather and fusion is canteen assistant Bill.

Moments away from unintentionally fusing with a sentient creature, Heather's life is turned upside down. Now the woman she's always considered her new friend has transformed into some kind of sexy special agent. Bill is prepared to do anything to stop the creature and secure Heather’s safety. But who's keeping Heather’s heart safe from Bill?

(Summary modified from Fugitive Bride by Paula Graves.)

Notes: Longer notes on AO3, but in short, this is a canon divergence AU set during "The Pilot."

Link: AO3

In the Cold Dark Night (MCU)

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:02 pm
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Story Title: In the Cold Dark Night
Fandom: MCU
Link: on AO3 (and check out the art by [livejournal.com profile] sandy79)
Summary: Phil's whole life changed the night he was attacked by a vampire and became a creature of the night. It's about to change again.
Warnings: Mild violence
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, with appearances by Nick Fury, Melinda May, John Garrett, Natasha Romanov, Antoine Triplett, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes
Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (pre-slash)
When I Started**: I wrote the first chapter for the Clint/Coulson 2015 Holiday Exchange.
How I Lost My Shit**: I always intended to continue the story, but other projects were higher on my list. No deadline equals no writing being done by me.
How I Finished My Shit**: I almost didn't. Severe self-doubt and another fandom love really hampered my writing. Having a deadline and just finally powering through helped me to finish. At least I didn’t have technological troubles like I did the last two years.


One day left!

Aug. 18th, 2017 12:21 pm
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Assignments are due in just under 32 hours on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

7 (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zombieland (2009), The Good Place (TV), Pretty Little Liars) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j1UPFuCj6mY

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

22 (Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan, Doctrine of Labyrinths - Sarah Monette, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Greek and Roman Mythology) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/lnm_mJVD2ts

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

24 (Girl Genius, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mad Max Series (Movies), Homestuck, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga, Les Misérables - All Media Types, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/x-X4wqRDs3Q

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg

ot: Huge Heyer Sale

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:26 am
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There's a huge sale on Georgette Heyer novels over on bn.com and amazon. Lots & lots of screens of e-books for 2.99 each.

Squee!

Huge Heyer Sale

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:20 am
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There's a huge sale on Georgette Heyer novels over on bn.com and amazon. Lots & lots of screens of e-books for 2.99 each.

Squee!

Discussion post 2017

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:46 am
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Unconventional Courtship opens today!!! Well done [personal profile] meridian_rose for already posting :D

The ever vigilant [personal profile] tidal_race has suggested we might like a discussion post. So here we go.

Discussion Post

Use this post if you want to talk to other UCers about how the fest is going for you, how you're doing as the deadline approaches, your favourite romance novel tropes, etc.



Enjoy the fest everyone.

SFBB07: Round 7 Coming Soon!

Aug. 18th, 2017 08:26 am
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Hello, everyone! I can't believe that we're nearing September 1st already (just two weeks!) and that we'll be starting our seventh round of Small Fandoms Bang! I wanted to let everyone know for sure that we're a go this year, and reiterate the most important dates for the next couple of months:

Sept 1: Author Sign-Ups Open
Nov 1: Artist Sign-Ups Open (And First Author Check-In)



If you have any comments about the last round, or questions/suggestions for the coming round, please feel free to leave them in a reply to this post. (Comments will be screened.)



If you'd like to pimp us out before we go live, just c&p the text from the textbox to share this banner:



The 10,000-word big bang for small fandoms is coming soon!
Author Sign-Ups Open Sept 1 | Artist Sign-Ups Open Nov 1




Thank you!

Unconventional Countess (Black Sails)

Aug. 18th, 2017 08:02 am
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Title: Unconventional Countess
Author: meridian_rose
Fandom: Black Sails
Pairing/Characters: Max/John Silver, Billy Bones, other characters appear
Rating: Teen
Length: 16,179
Summary: John Silver, the fraudulent Earl of Poole, awakes to find a beauty berating him - but he cannot recall the last three months of his life, nor having a wife. Max is clearly a most unsuitable consort, but then he's known as being an unconventional earl. Suspicious of Max's presence in his life, Silver struggles to regain his memories but it seems his heart remembers things his head does not.

Notes: Alternate Universe – Regency; biromantic Max, grey-a Silver, romantic nonsexual relationship

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11828151

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Aug. 17th, 2017 10:37 am
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Things have completely fallen apart with my sister, mostly but not completely on a personal level, but *I'm* going to be okay. She wanted to push me into this particular assisted living place before I could even sleep on it so she could go home to Texas next week, but it's not the right place for me. Granted, I'm way too agitated to be making decisions like this right now, but I at least need to talk to my palliative care specialist to see what I'm *capable* of before I make a decision like this.

I have a guardianship service holding things together for me and getting me to appointments, etc., who will help me settle somewhere better, and, thank gods and my parents, the money to pay them. After this experience, I'm pretty much abjectly terrified of asking for volunteer help because it would have be to be iron-clad reliable and the "I can help" would have to come attached to, "I will not wait until you tell me what I can do -- instead, I can see you need this and I will come do it at thus and such a time and place -- is that soon enough?" I know that's not possible, so don't offer and that's okay. I know that sort of thing is an unreasonable request, especially when made by someone who's always prided herself on her independence and really doesn't know how to draw on friends in a reasonable way in a time like this.

I'll update as I'm able, so please don't ask. And this *is* just an update. The overwhelming sympathy is lovely, but it *is* getting overwhelming [wry g]. I mostly just need to write this out.

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