desertvixen: (deadline)

So most of my posts have been exchange letters lately, and I haven't shared any of the stuff I've written OR recieved...since, um Yuletide.  Here we go!

For Multi-Fandom Drabble, I got A LOT!

1.Something to Fight For - A Wonder Woman drabble, focusing on Steve's final moments.  Feels warning.

2. Observations - Perry Mason drabble, focused on Della's feminine skills.

3. Great Love, Great Fear - Greek/Roman Myth drabble, Clytemnestra focused.

4. Women's Work - Greek/Roman Myth drabble.  Someone has noticed what Penelope does at night.

5. The Case of Light and Shadow - Perry Mason drabble.  Perry and Della prepare for another case.

6. On a Hollow Ship - Greek/Roman Myth drabble.  Clytemnestra and Penelope interact.

7. The Works of Warfare - Greek/Roman myth double drabble.  This is my actual assigned fic, and it's really lovely.  Contrast of Penelope and Clytemnestra, who aren't really in that different a position...

For Not Prime Time, I got Wanax Kai Basileus (A Lord and A King), a really really really excellent story about Agamemmnon and Odysseus before the walls of Troy.  If you've ever thought that Odysseus should have been in charge of that show, you'll enjoy this.

For Night on Fic Mountain, I got One Got In Chancery, a really good AU story involving another scenario for the events of And Then There Were None.  It's Vera Claythorne-centric.

For All in the Family, I got Sacrifices and Gifts, a Hestia-centric fic that centers on her relationships with Demeter and Persephone.  It's nicely done, and sheds some light on the character who sits in the shadows.

For Jukebox (song-related fics only), I got At the Crossroads, a story based on Red Sovine's "Phantom 309".  Very lovely, and it brings everything full circle.

For Once Upon A Fic, I got Simon Peel's Bride, based on the Lady Lovibond story.  It's lovely and haunting.

For Fandom 5K, I got a fic (despite my defaulting), A Modern Barrayaran for the Vorkosigan Saga fans.  It's very good and pulls in some people we haven't heard from in awhile.

For May The Fourth Be With You exchange, I got Inheritance and Got a lot of fight left in me - both based on my prompt for an AU where Leia meets Kenobi.  They're both really good.

For Chocolate Box - Round 2:

1. Just like Sisters - a Lion Voltron story focused on Allura and Romelle.  Very nice!

2. Second Chances - a TNG story featuring Picard/Beverly Crusher/Jack Crusher.  Obviously AU but very enjoyable, and hot.

For Fandom Stocking 2016:

1. A Quest for Merklynn - Visionaries fic featuring Cryotek/Galadria.  It made me squee.

2. Just Janine - Great BSC piece with Janine introspection.

DV

desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)
My latest pieces:

My assignment for ToT ended up being a pair of Walter-centric fics for Anne of Green Gables. Let The Piper Play is a missing-scene, last night at Courcelette fic.  To Follow the Piper is a fix-it fic.

My pinch hit was a pair of Vorkosigan Saga fics.  Cleaning House deals with Simon Illyan, tidying up.  Penance is a Simon-centric story.

Then I did some extras:

One Last Job is a Poirot piece set after Curtain.

Never Leave It Behind is a Dungeons and Dragons cartoon drabble.

Once Upon A Time on Arus is a Voltron DOTU piece.

DV
desertvixen: (Admiral Vorkosigan - See That)
Kin I get Yew Some Coffee, ma'am was written for one of my prompts in the Bujold Ficathon 2016.  Laisa-centric.

DV
desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)
It's been awhile.  I can only pleas work and class and wedding.

Looking Back, Looking Forward is my story for You Can Do That In Fanfic.  It's Pizzazz from Jem, 20 years later.

Freedom is a drabble I did for a challenge elsewhere, based on A Little Princess.  The Bastille is no more...

For GenEx, I did one called Mirror Images, featuring a meeting between Spock and Mirror Spock.  I also did a pinch hit for Miss Marple called Advice from Aunt Jane featuring Jane Marple, Jane Helier and Dolly Bantry.

For Darkest Night, I wrote In His Shadow, dealing with Thomas Riker and his post-rescue life.  (NOT the one the show gave him, because that sucked.)

DV
desertvixen: (schroedingers cat)
I've been remiss about updating lately.

My gifts for Trick or Treat Exchange were very spiffy.

The one most likely to be of interest to people reading here is called History, a Vorkosigan Saga fanfic that has Laisa and Tej having tea and an encounter from the past...

There was also a story for Wreck-It Ralph that was delightfully Halloween-apocalypse called Slouching Towards Niceland.  New games aren't always progress...

My last gift was for Star Wars (Original Trilogy) called visitant.  It deals with Wedge Antilles and the things he sees, this time of year.

I'll post about my works when they are revealed.  I haven't had time to read for recs yet.

DV
desertvixen: (jerrica star power)
 First time for the Darkest Night exchange (for darker themes, obviously), and I quite enjoyed it.  Especially since I got 2 gifts!

 First was The Things I Didn't Speak, a Cap/Natasha fic in the style of TNG's "Attached".  Very nice!

 Second is Pretty Enemies, a deliciously dark and 80's-style scandalous revenge seduction story for Jem and the Holograms (cartoon).  It definitely has mature themes.

 DV
desertvixen: (new tolling bell)
The gifts for Gen Ex are open, and I have TWO very enjoyable stories.

The first is called Nancy Drew and the Case of the Troublesome Trashcan.  As you might guess from the alliterative title, it's a crossover with Perry Mason.  Nancy leads Della on a bit of an adventure.

The second is called Letters from Quarantine, for the Oxford Time-Travel Universe, featuring Kivrin Engle and Colin Templer.  I loved Domesday Book, but I felt like I needed to see how Kivrin dealt with the aftermath of her Black Death experience.  This addresses it quite nicely.

Reveals are the 24th, so I'll be posting the 2 works then.
desertvixen: (kawaii chainsaw)
Let's try this again.

This will be my third time Trick-or-Treat-Exing, and I really enjoy it!  I've recieved awesome gifts the first 2 years, and I know this year won't be any differen!

My Letter )
DV
desertvixen: (Initial D)
 My gift for YCDTIF 2016 is The Secret of the Smitten Sleuths (Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys TV show).  If you've enjoyed the "will they or won't they" of the relationship in the show, you will enjoy this story.
desertvixen: (Admiral Vorkosigan - See That)
 Works are now revealed, so...

 I wrote Mutual Affection (Pride and Prejudice novel, Charlotte Lucas/Mr. Collins) for my main assignment.  It was a little bit of a stretch to do a shippy piece featuring Mr. Collins, but the recipient liked it.  Also, Mr. Collins isn't a great match in Lizzy's eyes, but he beats the eternal spinsterhood she was headed for - and I really think they could be happy together.  After all, she isn't romantic.

 I wrote The New Middle-Class Married Life (Vorkosigan Saga, Kou/Drou) as an initial pinch hit for someone who wanted some love for this pair.  I had fun with it.  They've gotten over the problem with couches....

 I also did Nightmares (Vorkosigan Saga, Kou/Drou) as a treat born of doing a search through Barrayar (yes, the horror!  Make me reread the book!  Oh noes... see icon).

 Recs still to come.

 DV
desertvixen: (guard your honor)
 Going to emergency pinch hit seems to have worked out.

 I got an awesome story, called The Wild (Star Trek TOS, Mirror Pike/Mirror Number One).  So I threw this mirror couple on my nominations and request list because I had extra space, and because I love Pike/Number One.  It makes me happy.  I love Number One on her own, but the two of them together are so good.

 And that was a really good choice.  The ISS Enterprise finds itself at a little planet called Talos IV... the inverted events in this are nicely done, and it addresses a hole in the original episode "Mirror, Mirror" - how did Kirk get rid of Pike?  (I believe in the ep it references his murder.)  There's also a nice callout to The Menagerie.  And because this is a ship fest, the new Adam and Eve.  It's over 4400 words of awesomeness!  Go read it.

I also got a treat (I love treats, and I so rarely get them) that may interest more of the crowd that hangs around here.  It's a Vorkosigan Saga work called Till Things Are Brighter, dealing with Ivan/Tej before Aral's funeral.  I love Ivan/Tej and this is so wonderfully them.  The author proposes the link between funerals and fatigues that seems VERY Barrayaran.  It's a tender shippy scene to which I recommend bringing a tissue. I really really like it.

I'll do a recs post once reveals happen, but at a first glance there's a Bucky Barnes/Maria Hill fic that looks promising, and a sensual Mummy fic with Evy/Rick/Ardeth that I don't recommend reading with curious eyes in the room.

DV
desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)
 So I took part in this round of Remix Me - it made me a little nervous, but I feel like it worked out okay.

 My gift was Updated for the New Milennium, a remix of my work The Sweet Arcade Life from Yuletide 2013, based on Wreck-It Ralph.

 I enjoyed it, and loved how they treated the characters and the situation - cute and sweet and light.

 My work was Some Sins Won't Wash Away, a remix of Let The Water Wash You Clean.  It's MCU (Avengers and Cap) and for the remix, I tried to give Natasha's side of everything.

 DV

Story Rec

Jul. 30th, 2016 11:23 pm
desertvixen: (2 sexy 4 plot)
 I found this link while I was working on my The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith story, and didn't want to share it at the times as it might have tipped people off.

 It's called Black and White and mashes up Dalmatians with ... Anita Blake.  The author is not an LKH fan, but it channels early Anita pretty well.

 DV
desertvixen: (Si and Am in basket)
General wants/don't wants:

So this is a darker-fic exchange, which means I had to cut a sizable portion of my usual letter.

Think more Hitchcock, less Saw when it comes to violence.  I would prefer no graphic violence and gore.  Instead, I'd love a story that makes me think twice about climbing the stairs without turning ALL the lights on first.  I'm also into shiny veneers that hide dark secrets.  I've selected the "skeletons in the closet" tag and you MAY take that literally, if it works for you. I'm also down for characters dealing with things using black humor.  Tinges of hope at the end are generally good.  I'd prefer to avoid dubcon/non-con in general (one request in here does address you ignoring that one), definitely no graphic sexual violence.  Also, be nice to the animals.  Those always bother me more.  Feel free to kill people off as needed.

I love urban legends and phantom hitchhikers and Return to Glennascaul.  I'm always down for dysfunctional families and relationships.

I generally prefer het or gen.  Explicit sex can be good, see the block of DNW tags for things I'm not into.  I generally don't get into kink in stories, but feel free to have people get down.

I'm a fan of AU, but prefer canon-divergence or "what-if" scenarios, rather than "all the characters are at boarding school together" types. (Unless, of course, the characters are already together at boarding school together...)

I am a huge fan of "seemingly unrelated group of people trapped somewhere and discover they a) have something in common and b) can't just leave" - see Clue, see And Then There Were None.  Please feel free to get soap opera-ish!  Half-siblings no one knew about!  Illegitimate siblings you thought were just family friends!  Psycho-half-siblings who want to kill you and take your life over!  Convenient accidents!   Crazy wills and marriages of convenience!  And unsolved mysteries (in general OR the show) rock my world.

Tags I am OK with (even if I didn't specifically request them): Aftermath of Violence, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe - Hunger Games Setting, Alternate Universe - Mortal Kombat, Alternate Universe – Pandemic, Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Serial Killers, Attempted Rape/Non-Con, Be Careful What You Wish For, Betrayal, Blackmail, blood will tell, Bodies in the basement, The caller is in the house, came back wrong, Castaways in Time, Character Death, Divorce, Dysfunctional Family, Dysfunctional Relationships, Folklore, Gaslighting, Ghosts, gothic horror, Grief/Mourning, Guilt, Hitchhiking, Implied Creepiness, Memory Loss, Mental Breakdown, Moral Dilemmas, Night Terrors, Nightmares, Obsessive Behavior, Outliving Friends and Family, Parallel Universe, Phantom Hitchhiker, Poison, Post-Apocalypse, Rape Aftermath, Return to Glennascaul, Revenge, Revenge Backfire, Revenge Seduction, Revenge Sex, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, Rocks Fall Everyone Dies, Secret Identity, Secret Relationship, Skeletons In The Closet, Things no one talks about, Threats, Time Loop, Time Travel Fix-It Gone Wrong, Unavoidable fate, Unhealthy Relationships, unsolved mystery, Urban Legends, Verbal Abuse, Voyeurism

Tags I am NOT OK with: Accidental Incest, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Alternate Universe - Saw Movies Fusion, Bestiality, Blood Kink, Bloodplay, Body Horror, Body Modification, Breathplay, Brother/Sister Incest, Buried Alive, Cannibalism, Cannibalistic Thoughts, Castration, Cock & Ball Torture, Cock Stuffing, Coma Sex, Decapitation, Disembowelment, Dom Ignores Sub Saying Safeword, Extremely Underage, Forced to Commit Rape, Forced To Harm Loved One, Fuck Or Die, Gang Rape, Genital Mutilation, Genocide, Human Sacrifice, Incest, Knifeplay, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Medical Experimentation, Monster Rape, Necrophilia, Nipple Torture, Non Consensual Mpreg, Sadomasochism, Scat, Sex in the Blood of their Enemies, Sex Pollen, Sex Post-Castration, Sexual Slavery, Slavery, Snuff, Stuffing, Tentacle Rape, Tricked into D/S, Turned Into a Werewolf, Underage Prostitution, Underage Sex, Vampirism, Virgin Sacrifice, Vivisection, Vomiting, Vore, Wound Fucking, Zombies


Onto the requests!
Wait Until Helen Comes, Bobbsey Twins, Ever After High, Perry Mason, Jem and the Holograms, MCU MCU )

desertvixen: (ponder times 3)
My assignment ended up being Nancy Drew and the Hassled Heiress, for the 1930s Nancy Drew fans.  The recipient really enjoyed it, and left me a lovely compliment.  As for the alliterative title, I may have been watching too much Perry Mason.  This case involves the aforementioned hassled heiress, a greedy relative, and a house with a secret.

I also did an initial pinch hit for the Vorkosigan Saga called To Dance Again, featuring Lady Alys Vorpatril and her memories of dancing...and her hopes of the future.  Several known names seem to have found it, so I'm super happy to be able to claim it.

Recs:

1.  Left Unspoken (Captain America movies) - Okay, if you totally felt like Cap 2 was setting us up for Steve/Natasha and then were totally frustrated by the lack of follow-thru (and the whole Natasha/Bruce thing), then this is a story for you.  It's by the same person who wrote the really awesome Let The Water Wash You Clean, and... just read it.  Assumes that everyone on Steve's side went with him.  Story has spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.

He’d always suspected Nat and Clint had ways of talking to each other that didn’t involve telephones or other usual means. And Sam was right that he wouldn’t have gone eighty-four days without at least finding out if she were okay. And the other way around too.

Steve’s patience was gone. “God dammit, Clint, I’m not going to have you tell her I love her in a coded message from you!”


There's some Steve/Bucky stories, a Steve/Peggy story, and a Steve/Maria Hill story as well.

2. Persephone Departs (Greek/Roman Mythology) - A lovely piece about Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld, leaving her mother in the autumn.  The language in this is lovely.

3. Feather on the Nile (The Mummy series) - If you ever thought Ardeth should hook up with Rick and/or Evie... yeah, you need to read this.  It's quite nice, sensual without being explicit.

Ardeth understands only too well why O’Connell would forsake all others for this woman, if she looked at him as she looks at O’Connell, he’s certain he would too. The knowledge passes between them that they would burn cities for this girl if she asked. Better for both of them that her hunger is for knowledge rather than treasure.

“Are you dying?” Evy asks, voice utterly serious, “I’d like to think you’d tell me if the world was ending after everything we’ve been through but it’s worth asking anyway? Because I’ve been kissed by a desperate and doomed man before and I know what that feels like. Ardeth, what’s wrong?”


4. Victory Dance (Star Wars Original Trilogy) - A Leia/Han/Lando piece set at the Endor celebration.  Not my usual taste, but good.  Not super explicit, but descriptive.

Instead, to her surprise, he pulls her in closer for a second kiss, gentler and quicker than the first, then lets her go, gives her a wink, and turns to Han to say in tones of mock complaint, "See, now she knows how to welcome a guy home from a suicide mission."

DV
desertvixen: (schroedingers cat)
Dear GenEx writer,

 So glad that you're going to write me something I'm going to love!

General wants/don't wants:

Stories don’t need to be super sappy and sugary/fluffy, but please don’t get all grim and dark.  Bittersweet can work if there are hopeful tinges.  I like humor, and I don't think I do a good job of writing it - sparkling snappy dialogue always works!

For gen themes, I really enjoy friends and family.

I'm a fan of AU, but prefer canon-divergence or "what-if" scenarios, rather than "all the characters are at boarding school together" types. (Unless, of course, the characters are already together at boarding school together...)

I am a huge fan of "seemingly unrelated group of people trapped somewhere and discover they a) have something in common and b) can't just leave" - see Clue, see And Then There Were None.  Please feel free to get soap opera-ish!  Half-siblings no one knew about!  Illegitimate siblings you thought were just family friends!  Psycho-half-siblings who want to kill you and take your life over!  Convenient accidents!   Crazy wills and marriages of convenience!

No dubcon/non-con, graphic violence and gore, sexual violence, cruelty to animals.  No major character death that isn't canon (feel free to kill extras off).

On to the specifics...


Specifics In Here! )



DV

desertvixen: (brightness)
 I got an excellent gift for the Not Prime Time 2016 exchange called Home at Last.  It answers my prompt for Demeter to give Clytemnestra some help, given that Demeter knows how it feels to have your daughter wrenched from you on male whims.  Clytemnestra is still herself, but Demeter shows her some grace, and it has a lovely, if bittersweet, sort of ending.

I'll talk recs and my works after the reveal on Friday.

DV
desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)
My assignment for this exchange was What She Needs, an Anne of Green Gables Una-centric introspection fic.

I also did a pinch hit for Descendants (2015), a slightly post-canon piece called Choosing Their Futures.

DV
desertvixen: (you must allow me to tell you)
 Now that authors have been revealed, I can claim my works for My Old Fandom 2016.

 My original assignment resulted in Diplomatic Functions, a ST: TOS story where Kirk thinks he's going to have a quiet evening...

 I also completed 2 pinch hits for this exchange.  The first was A Visit to Rosings Park, an "after-canon" work for Pride and Prejudice that seems to have gone over well, in which the Darcys visit Rosings Park.  The second was Kindness Makes Kind Cats, featuring Pussy Willow and the White Persian Cat from Dodie Smith's 101 Dalmatians, in which the White Persian Cat makes a friend.

My recs:

1. Like Four, Three, Two - Another take on the relationship between the White Persian Cat and Pussy Willow.  The cats are very catlike, excellent story.

2. Perennials - An excellent Secret Garden story, in which Colin has a solution for their problem.  Great story and good use of dialect to enhance, not overpower.

DV
desertvixen: (power)
There's a summer exchange focused on kids TV called You Can Do That in Fanfiction.  The idea is for it to alternate with House on Fic Corner, which is dedicated to YA lit.

 Signups for YCDTIF have been extended to Monday because turnout is on the low side. So come play with us! (Especially if you're willing to write He-Man MOTU, Ever After High, She-Ra Princess of Power, or Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew TV, because so far no one has offered what I requested...)

DV

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