[sticky entry] Sticky: Fanfic Masterlist

Dec. 31st, 2013 11:59 pm
muccamukk: text 'Writers expressed themselves with cymbals' with a picture of a set of cymbals (Politics: Writing)
Regarding content notes: I do my best to include content notes in the headers of all of my longer stories, but I may be inconsistent on drabbles. I mention content I feel is likely to upset or squick readers, such as sexual violence or character death. However, if you're concerned about the content of any given fic, please do e-mail or PM me, and I'll fill you in as best I can.

Transformative Works Policy: Anyone who wishes to is welcome to remix, podfic, translate, write meta about, make art for, or write in the same universe/fanon as any of my fanworks. Please link me to the results if you do. Please contact me for permission before you include my work in a 'zine or other printed resource.

A note on organisation: The various "Marvel" categories include comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Netflix, and the X-Men films, all roughly sorted by title and universe. Cap/Iron Man fic is together, regardless of universe.

Crossovers are largely listed twice, once under each relevant fandom.

The A-Team (2010) ) * Babylon 5 ) * Battlestar Galactica (2003) ) * Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) ) * DC Comics ) * DC's Legends of Tomorrow ) * Doctor Who ) * Firefly (TV) ) * Hawaii Five-0 (2010) ) * Hercules: The Legendary Journeys ) * Highlander (TV) ) * Horatio Hornblower (TV) ) * King Arthur (2004) ) * The Lord of the Rings (Books & Films) ) * Marvel: Avengers Comics (616) ) * Marvel: Captain Britain and MI:13 ) * Marvel: Heroes for Hire Comics ) * Marvel: MCU & Netflix ) * Marvel: Steve/Tony ) * Marvel: X-Men (Films) ) * Master and Commander ) * Les Misérables (2012) ) * The Musketeers (2014) ) * Pacific Rim (2013) ) * The Pirates of the Caribbean ) * Psych ) * Quantum Leap ) * Reign of Fire (2002) ) * Rivers of London ) * Sherlock Holmes (Books) ) * Sinbad (Sky1) ) * Sleepy Hollow (TV) ) * Star Trek: The Next Generation ) * Star Trek (2009) ) * Star Wars ) * Stargate: Atlantis ) * Stargate: SG-1 ) * Supernatural ) * Ultraviolet (UK TV) )
muccamukk: Carol and Wanda fly into battle together. (Marvel: Carol/Wanda)
[community profile] femslashex sign ups are open now through 7 September.

Like most people, I'm over on imzy, which I'm really hoping takes off. It's a perfect low stress, low bandwidth place for communities. I'm not planning to move over there for my own blog, at least until the security functions update, but I'm enjoying it for book/comics/whatever discussions.

I mostly just wish everyone would move to DW, but if that's not happening (which it doesn't seem to be), I'll take imzy.

Done my pinch hit, so hopefully back to regularly scheduled plodding away on WIP.

Bought Supergirl on DVD, still mildly obsessed with Legends of Tomorrow, but otherwise am not feeling that fannish right now. I think my mind is in count down to Luke Cage.
muccamukk: Marcus looking unimpressed. Text: "do tell" (Elementary: Do Tell)
What I Just Finished Reading
Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older, narrated by Christine Marshall
This was really fun. I had serious trouble putting it down as it was so exciting, and the characters were all great. It was really nice to read SF with a Brazilian and a Japanese lead (who was basically Colleen Wing) sharing the story, plus older woman/younger man.

I probably had to suspend disbelief as to the efficacy of "Microdemocracy," a bit, but the book included enough fights, explosions and political intrigue that a little handwavium went a long way, and if you granted the premise, the details were fun. The author had obviously had a lot of fun with the world building, and the adventure hits most continents on the way. The ending was probably a smidge pat, despite the author's attempt to make it ambiguous.

Would read Older again.


Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal, narrated by same
This book was very interesting in terms of worldbuilding. It stuck with the idea of adding magic to one small thing and then examining the consequences. I love the idea of ghosts used as instant communication in wartime, and Kowal had a lot of fun with it too.

I wasn't as invested as the characters here as I was with the previous series, though a lot of the secondary people were fun. I guess I just found Ginger (a redhead named Ginger!) and Ben a little bland, and would have liked a book about say Helen or one of the older women. However, I did like the adventure plot, and enjoyed all the twists and running about a very well researched WWI France. It was definitely fun.

I really enjoyed Kowal as a narrator when she was doing the main story, but her regional British accents are kind of appalling and I wish she wouldn't.

What I'm Reading Now
Still on Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael Hiltzik, which I'm about half way done with, and they're just starting to ramp up the wartime stuff. I always thought the sudden disappearance of all nuclear research from every journal in the US would have been spooky as hell.

What I'm Reading Next
Obelisk Gate!

Huzzah!

Aug. 20th, 2016 11:16 pm
muccamukk: Boromir and Faramir grinning and hugging. (LotR: Squee!)
The Fifth Season just won a Hugo.

Binti just won a Hugo.

JESSICA JONES just won a Hugo.

I'm really saddened by all the people who got bumped off the ballot (hopefully they'll fix slate voting tomorrow), but I'm delighted beyond words by those three wins.

Oh, and Andy Weir winning two awards was very much softened by astronauts accepting on his behalf. Apparently it's 1962, because I'm such a sucker for astronauts.

Quick Rec

Aug. 20th, 2016 08:42 am
muccamukk: Stacker and Mako evaluating candidates. (Pac Rim: Grading)
Everyone should go look at this absolutely amazing art of Stacker and Mako. Like right now.

Jeager by anon.

I haven't really had much time to poke through the Seeing Colour archive, any recs?
muccamukk: Girl sitting on a forest floor, reading a book and surrounded by towers of more books. (Politics: So Many Books)
Whoops, haven't done one of these in a month.

What I Just Finished Reading
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories edited by Audrey Niffenegger
Pretty good mix of stories, and well put together. I liked the little intro sections and the art. It was a good spread of different things one could do with ghost stories, at least from a WASP perspective.

I will say that the collection leaned pretty heavily on Victorian and Edwardian stories that are conveniently out of copyright, and only two of the stories were actually scary at all. Quite a few were, however, very funny, and many were interesting or touching. Several were too long, and one was some sort of Ur New Yorker thing.


The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman, narrated by Donna Postel
The book starts with two stories: One of an acclaimed professor being dismissed from his job and blacklisted for being gay, another of a military officer inviting her legal wife to her pinning ceremony, both set in the US, about sixty years apart, and then goes on to tell stories about how we all got here from there.

As other reviewers have noted, it's far from comprehensive, is mostly LGB-focused until the end, tends to lean pretty hard on anecdotes and storytelling, and only covers the USA from 1950-2015. Within those limits, it does a good job, is highly entertaining, and fills in a lot of blanks in my LGB history. It would give a nice starting place for people who wanted an overview, and then later wanted to read about one aspect or another in more depth.

The narrator was very good. I especially liked her voices for known political figures.


The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver
I read this way too fast, but it was just so sweet and funny that I couldn't stop. I loved every page, and how good hearted and fun it was even when dealing with serious stories.


The Price of Salt/Carol by Patricia Highsmith, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
Absolutely gorgeous writing. I love how intimate it is, and how we really see thought Therese's eyes as shoe grows up and discovers more about the world. We see less of Carol at first, but as Therese's understanding grows, her character also fleshes out.

It's also a wonderful period piece, and I love all the details of the era and glimpses of lesbian community we see along the way.

Could have used a little less road trip, and a little more romance.


Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Vol. 1) edited by Hope Nicholson
Really liked this anthology, especially the stories with SF elements. There were a couple that didn't work for me, but the overall quality of both scripts and art was very high. I look forward to the next one.


Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Keith Gessen
It took me a long time to read this because it was so brutal, but it was exceptionally well written and put together. I really liked the progression of stories told in it, and how well she captured her subjects and compiled them. It really did feel like a huge discordant chorus of voices.

I would have liked a little more factual information in the translator's introduction, as I was two when the reactor failed, and had never really heard what happened, and the book picks up after the fires start.


Lisey's Story by Stephen King, narrated by Mare Winningham
So my days of not reading Stephen King are certainly coming to a middle. I actually did really like the voice and the characterisation, and the narrator on the audio version was phenomenal, but I noped out really hard on the graphic child abuse and up coming sexual violence. I know it was in aid of the story, etc, but it really didn't work for me, and I didn't want to read another nine hours of it.


What I'm Reading Now
Audio: Infomocracy by Malka Older, which is an election story with a more satisfying narrative than I'm getting right now.

Library: another go around with Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael Hiltzik.

What I'm Reading Next
Couple new SF/F things just out, notably by Jemisin and Kowal, I'll probably hit those up next. Library books? What are they?
muccamukk: The silhouette of Sam as the Falcon cutting across other pictures of Sam. (Cap: Falcon)
You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favourite kinks and then five favourite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play,and I will give you 3-6 couples or characters that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples/characters and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


Tielan gave me:
Sam Wilson
I have always wanted a comics Sam fic where he feels the cosmic cube shaping his reality to make him this horrifying stereotype, and he is trying to hold onto bits of his life/his sanity, while Steve is honestly floundering (Steve maybe has some hold because the cube interacted with him before). However, that's actually canon now, so my need for it is lower.

Film Sam I'd love to have in an adventure with Rhodey where they talk about the Accords and their positions and their feelings about superheroes, and don't mention the words "Steve" or "Tony" even once. Like that crossover with Benny Summerfield and Iris Wildthyme, where they saved the world and never even mentioned the Doctor.

I'd be pretty damn happy to read a Sam Soulbonding AU where Sam ended up with his soulmate (after trials and confusion, of course), and it WAS his soulmate, and he was happy. Said soulmate could be Steve, Maria Hill, or Gamora. I'm not fussy.

I'd really like Sam/Whoever H/C (shippy or gen) where Sam was the hurt one, and he was 100% the best at trying to be self-contained and scaring people off, but the Power of Love and Whoever's Bullheadedness won through and Sam got the comfort his heart truly desired. And learned to open up a little more, instead of erecting a wall of cool and pyscho babble around himself.


Mako Mori
There was a ficlet I read once where Mako went to space. I would read an entire 50K post-movie epic about Mako in space. Make her settle Mars! Go through a wormhole to another planet! Land on the Moon! Obviously she should take the gang along with her, but I also want to see her reaching out and making new connections, growing and finding new people. I'd love to see someone who grew up in one insular world finding her feet and her stride in another. NASA nerdery can apply.

Also that one where she goes and travels back in time and finds Stacker and Chuck and has to defend them from a dinosaur, and she gets her teacher/dad back. And then they figure out what the hell to do with their lives, and how to relate to each other without a military structure around them.

Since we're talking kinks here, I wouldn't turn down pretty damn dysfunctional Herc/Mako/Raleigh, where none of them have literally any idea what to do post war, and they sort of flail around ungracefully and become co-dependant as fuck.


Bucky Barnes
Bucky gets lots of therapy, none of which involves Steve, and retires. This happens off page in a fic about Sam. Or frankly anyone else (except Loki).


In other news, [community profile] femslashex nominations are open now through 25 August.

Also I slipped and fell and signed up for a pinch hit for something.
muccamukk: Porthos laughing victoriously. (Musketeers: I Win!)
Title: Whiskey Cupcakes and Flustered Heroes
Author: Anon
Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
Characters: Ray Palmer/Mick Rory
Words: 3,800
Rating: Teen
Summary: Making the kid blush has become one of his favorite pastimes, right after burning stuff and stealing things.
Notes: Sweet series two speculation (including some SDCC spoilers), with growing intimacy and poor communication skills. Basically everything I want from these two. Also! Someone made art for them.

Title: The Difficult Path
Author: Anon
Fandom: Agent Carter
Characters: Jack/OMC, Peggy
Words: 4,200
Rating: Teen
Summary: Jack tried to pretend that this was something close friends did.
Notes: Let's add gay and in denial to poor end of season one Jack. It's probably a little softer take on the character, but really hits all the notes and has some great Peggy scenes.

Title: The Feeling of Freedom
Author: Anon
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: T'Challa/Thor
Words: 1,100
Rating: G
Summary: “I am still not quite sure how to treat you,” Thor confesses the night of the day of the marriage, leaning heavily on an outside balcony wall almost as if he’s drunk.
Notes: Lovely vivid snapshot of an arranged marriage AU. I really like Thor's characterisation here.

Title: Degrees Celsius
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Veldeia
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: Steve/Tony, OC
Words: 300
Rating: G
Summary: A tale of Steve's captivity in the cold, the difficult life of an evil scientist, and the eventual wrench thrown into their plans by Tony.
Notes: My favourite fill for last week's trb prompt (the gorgeous one with frozen captive Steve and rescuer Tony).

Title: Having a Ball
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Navaan
Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
Characters: Mick, Sara
Words: 1,100
Rating: Teen
Summary: Stuck at a ball in 18th century France there is nothing to do for the moment than drink alone.
Notes: I'm pretty happy to read all the fic about Mick and/or Sara picking themselves up from the ruins of season one, and more than one of them doing so is doubly fab. Really nice characterisation here, and a bit of costume porn.
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Default)
This post of 60 essential SFF reads has been going around.

It's not quite like every other list but this is not about that.

Bold = read
italics = read another book by the same author
strikeout = didn't finish
* = own but haven't read

Read more... )

14 specific books, 27 Authors, 5 DNF
muccamukk: Supergirl determinedly flying forward. Text: "Here we go again!" (DC: Here We Go Again)
(Haha, this is the DC channel again. Enjoy!)

So, someone must have written the AU where Kara didn't get knocked off course got to Earth at the same time as Clark, and is this dorky pre-teen possibly being raised by the Kents, trying to fit in, but also trying to be strong and protect her bb cousin and teach him all about their lost planet.

The downside to this would obviously be that she got to Earth like twenty years earlier, so that there would be no adorable Supergirl team. ALTHOUGH I suppose Clark could have also been pulled off course and, and Kara could have somehow landed at the Danvers with a baby in tow and... the entire history of the Earth would have changed. Hnmm...

Anyway, someone's written that, right?
muccamukk: Rose half hiding behind her scarf, looking hopeful.Text: "Pretty please?" (DW: Please?)
[community profile] femslashex rules and schedule just went up. There was much rejoicing, etc.

Anyone know how to make things automatically crosspost to tumblr?

JLI Party

Aug. 9th, 2016 11:15 am
muccamukk: The top of Batman's head with the speech bubble, "And THAT'S the kind of thinking that leads to MINDWIPES." (DC: Thinking Mindwipes)
I've been dipping back in to classic JLI because of connections to various tv adventures, particularly J'onn's turn as the perfect straight man Martian.

This scene has always given me great joy. The set up is that the JLI is trying to expand to have another title branch, so Max and Oberon are trying to get more members. The other bit of backstory is that the world recently fought off an alien invasion, and the last of the invaders were accidentally shrunk, then put in a roach motel and forgotten about (because of course they were).

I'm cutting most of the party scenes due to length, but assume ALL the super heroes are there. Except Fire, who has the flu.

Seven pages )

WIP Meme

Aug. 8th, 2016 01:02 pm
muccamukk: Peggy holds a pencil between her teeth and studies a clipboard. (Cap: Preoccupied)
"Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence!"

I'm mostly including things I'm actively working on, or am thinking of working on soon.

"Cut a guy a break, hero; remember how you feel when your picture's all over the papers doing something that looks compromising."

"Would you not let me serve you, My Queen?"

"Gonna go let Maxima beat the crap out of me in the gym, since punching Booster won't do me any good either."

Which was when Steve punched him so hard in the face that he flew back into the doors, knocking Bruce flat as he tried to enter.

He had difficulty telling which way Cook would fall, and sometimes he felt as though that left him and Nala as the adults on board.

[MORE PORN HERE]
muccamukk: Maxima looks on in horror as Jayna gleefully builds a tower of random food. (DC: Food!)
So I didn't realise that Wentworth Miller actually WAS gay. I'm not sure if I should double down on my assertion that some of his turn as Leonard Snart was deliberately camp or not. Probably, yes?

There's some great filming pictures of part of the LoT gang doing season two.

I still want all the Sara and Mick and Jax&Martin fic, and not really much in the way of ship stuff for any of them, though I'll read Sara/Lady, and Mick/Whoever. Not super into the Snart pairings, save maybe Mick, and that tends to be really domestic, which isn't really what I'm there for.

We also finished Supergirl. I'm excited that the full cast will be back next year, even if Cat will be reduced a bit with the actor flying in from LA, but yay! More show! I really hope that they don't run the canon love interests through the CW love triangle of horror mill, or do the whole Lois & Clark We Can't Write Couples That Are Together And Must Constantly Generate Cheap Drama route. But mostly I want more canon just as as it was, with feelings and optimism and people working together to get shit done, even though they don't agree, or even like each other.

So I'm REALLY interested in J'onn's backstory from Supergirl. He's basically Moon from the Raksura books, with a lot of failed attempts at assimilation and trying to fit in, follow by being on the run and living in the woods, then finding his True Family (well, sort of, Moon actually eventually does find his family, whereas J'onn will likely be either the last or the nearly last of his people, but set up a found family). One thing I'm curious about is a spoiler for 1x17 )

I took a swing through the J'onn/Alex tag and didn't really find anything that rocked my boat, though there was some okay porn, I guess. There was also more teeth-rooting curtain fic, which isn't what I want from that pairing, even if they've both really, really earned it. Am tempted to write sex pollen.

Using my Maxima icon because I can.
muccamukk: Stacker and Mako evaluating candidates. (Pac Rim: Grading)
Title: See Me Stopping Here (a remix from away)
Remixed from: And Miles To Go Before I Sleep by
Author: [personal profile] muccamukk
Fandom: Pacific Rim (Tamsin & Stacker, Mako)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1,200
Notes: Written for FemmeRemix. Best viewed in browser, for various formatting effects.
Summary: Luna made Tamsin promise to look after her brother. Tamsin doesn't plan to let death stop her from doing just that.

Also I guessed the authors on everything but the LotR one, which is probably because it's always the same three people in Babylon 5 fandom, and that one person always writes my favourite stuff in any fandom.
muccamukk: Steve standing with his arms folded, looking disapproving. (Avengers: Judgy Arms)
Title: Boys Without a World
Author: [personal profile] muccamukk
Fandom: Marvel 616 (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark sorta, Rhodey, Sam, Janet)
Rating: Teen but contains Major Character Death.
Word Count: 3,600
Notes: Written for [tumblr.com profile] nim-lock's gorgeous tiny reverse bang art long day. For which everyone else wrote adorable de-aged Tony fic, and I killed off multiple Tonys and included his fictional offspring. Also for my Stony Bingo square: "in loco parentis."
Summary: As Steve struggles to find meaning in a world where Tony did not return after Onslaught/Heroes Reborn, an apparent stranger wearing Iron Man's armour may offer him answers, or maybe just more questions.
muccamukk: Wanda casting a spell, surrounded by violet swirls. (Avengers: Scarlet Witch)
I hope everyone had fun guessing. If you're still working on it, I'm going to put the writing order under a cut. If you want to link your story to the previous one in your stream, now's the time.

Here goes:

Read more... )

So that's it for this round. I'd love feedback on how everyone thought it went. Ideas to make it better next time? Things that worked/didn't work? Let me know.
muccamukk: Phryne putting Jack's tie back on, both leaning in close. (MFMM: Tied to You)
I can't tell if writing big fandom mega ships and middling fandom rairpairs in the same months puts things in perspective or not. One certainly goes in with very different sets of expectations in terms of the attention a fic will get.

Still working on Supergirl, we're heading into the final quarter, which looks like mostly arc plot. I have a lot of feelings, but not a lot of ships. Probably Hank/Alex is the big one for me. Still having quite a few Legends of Tomorrow feelings too, and want to do more fic.

BUT! I'm actually working on a WIP. That I haven't opened in like a year! Progress!

I'm unreasonably irritated at the person running BatFam Remix. I shouldn't be because I SAID, "if you want to totally rip this off and retool, go for it!" and I'm happy someone did, and the person does mention "Inspired by MCU Rolling Remix" on AO3 and links to it on the tumblr FAQ page. But they also copied all the rules I wrote verbatim, and didn't credit or link back from AO3. I know fandom is sort of a sharing free for all, but I always credit rules for fests, and usually ask before I use them, and kind of thought that was the done thing. So I sent her tumblr and ask a couple days ago, just saying something like, "hey, great fest, glad you're doing it, please credit me on rules and link back" and have heard nothing, even though they've been online. Feels weird.
muccamukk: Rebecca and Amanda hugging and laughing (HL: Fun Femslash)
Title: Left Turn at Harmony Falls
Author: [personal profile] muccamukk
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Lindsay Carlisle/Sara Lance)
Rating: Teen (some homophobia, some mental health issues)
Word Count: 10,000
Notes: Written for margottenenbaum's Wish Fulfilment Ficathon, for the prompt: Sara Lance/any female character, Sara re-discovers closeness and trust and learns she's not a monster.
Summary: Instead of rejoining the League of Assassins in "Left Behind," Sara hooks up with Lindsay again, but even falling in love for the first time this life doesn't solve Sara's emotional problems, and the 1950s still suck.
muccamukk: Misty and Colleen hugging Luke. Text "I'm on Team!Hugs" (Marvel: Team!Hugs)
[livejournal.com profile] cap_ironman is doing another bingo round. Having actually passed the last one, I got a new card, huzzah! Read more... )

I'm still working on my Legends of Tomorrow fic, in lieu of WIP. I just want some Sara fic that's not Captain Canary (which I can see, but don't ship) or Sara/Nyssa (as I have zero Nyssa feelings, not having seen Arrow). Not finding much fic recently, but I am shipping a lot of rarepairs and gen, so nobody's fault but mine. I did read the sorta spoilers from SDCC, which had a lot of people screaming, and me forcing a neutral expression and trying to say with sympathy, "Oh no! That sounds awful," while silently laughing my ass off.

We're still watching Supergirl (or rewatching in Nenya's case). I love everyone in this bar, and have to agree with those who say that Hank/Alex pings a lot more shippy than it does paternal. Two Hank thoughts: Spoilers for 1x11. )

How great does that Luke Cage trailer look? LUKE CAGE! ON MY TV!

I am pleased with the reception of both my [community profile] femmeremix fic, and the MCU Rolling Remix. Now must get ass in gear for the next round of [community profile] femslashex. Fandom! I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR!

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