st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
Title:Stop and Remember Me
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: PG
Words: 5538
Characters/Pairings: Helena 'HG' Wells/Myka Bering
Warnings/Content: Hand holding, amnesia, adventures with Artifacts
Notes: Title from Hazy Shade of Winter. Thank you to [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] clare_dragonfly for the beta.

Summary: Myka wished she could remember where she was. She wished she could remember why not remembering was a bad thing.

Also at the Archive

Myka couldn't recall how she got to this mall, or why she'd decided to go shopping.  )
st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
Would there be anyone willing to do an Ameripick on 5K of Warehouse 13 fic? It's femslash, Helena/Myka, I'll probably rate it PG, but there's not much more than hand holding and kissing in it. (Also some slightly depressing thoughts about the Boer War, hence the PG.)


Remember [livejournal.com profile] 30_kisses? Now there's [community profile] 15kisses and its sister comm, [community profile] 15kinks. I took a kisses table for Root/Shaw. Eeee, maybe I can even get something written for it. *crosses fingers*
ETA: Also [community profile] 15woes for all your angsty fic needs, and [community profile] whole_new_world for AU claims. (Via [personal profile] chronikle)

Also [community profile] ssrconfidential (Agent Carter ficathon comm) is having a bit of a prompts fest: Plot bunny hutch (aka prompt sharing station!). Go, get your Peggy shoes on and kick some butt!

I am so sorry I didn't have a chance to post while the AHCA was being voted on - but I was collecting light and joyous linkspam to buoy my flist up - I'll post it now. Because we're all going to need buoying, pretty much until this time has passed.

The word buoy has ceased to have any meaning, also.

Begin Linkspam!
- Feel better about the nightmare world for 30 seconds with this tiny kid doing the haka. A most ferocious haka!

- Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Performs "I Feel Pretty" In An SNL Teaser
The video won't play for me (in Australia) but the gifs are amazing. (Also, how omg pretty is Melissa McCarthy? She's gorgeous.)

- Kickstarter for a Frida Kahlo action figure

- My new favourite word cloud generator: Tagcrowd (Since Wordle has ceased to function and I am too scared to force Java to work so it does.) Just in case anyone else uses them for editing, like I do. (Helps me get rid of lazy words. Like/look/something/such/seem/almost. And so on.)

- Everyone and their dog has linked this, but please enjoy Tom Holland's lipsync battle. He kicks ass dressed as Rihanna and dancing his backside off. I feel quite different about Spider-Man now.
You can stand under his umbrella-ella-ella )

Whale, they’ve arrived. Whale watching season has arrived here. There are whales less than half an hour away from where I am right now - this delights me every year.

- Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie Join Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake: China Girl”. Top of the Lake's first season was incredibly wracking. S2 is probably going to be the same, but I'm going to watch it, because Gwendoline Christie. She looks so incredibly bogan and adorable in her copper's uniform! And omg, Nicole Kidman's hair and her freckles! I am totally here for all the wrong reasons, I know. Just call me Miss-The-Point-Dan.
Trailer under the cut! )

- How to Read a Yarn Label. Things I ought to do before I start the project, but somehow never do.

- The Difference in Bernat Pop! Yarn Cakes, Caron Cakes, Mandala and Sweet Rolls. Yarn cakes are all the rage right now. I've only used the Premier Sweet Roll and honestly, the colour change is so abrupt that I might as well have just used regular yarn and had the colour changes where I wanted.

- Useless but adorable kitchen gadget, anyone? It makes radishes into 1-Up mushrooms )

- Free crochet pattern: Confetti Scarf. This is super cute, and I think I want to make one. I have some grey yarn and lots of coloured scraps. (I've been rolling my scraps into tiny balls and keeping them in a mason jar, it makes me feel very Insta.)

- Pink Moon Milk {a dreamy sleep tonic}. Because I'm a sucker for a hipster recipe with almond milk. Though I do not have any ashwagandha powder, and have no idea where I would find some. It just looks so pretty!

End linkspam!

I keep meaning to do a round-up of media consumed lately, but I keep getting involved in these linkspams. I do have thoughts that are not shallow and centred around craft and pink milk! Also, I need to do the music meme, but the next topic is "A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about." And presumably I have forgotten all the people I need to forget, because I can't think of anyone. Um.

Oof, done.

Nov. 30th, 2015 11:59 am
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)


Final breakdown:
W13 femslash for (belated) trope bingo: 5041 (finished)
Killjoys fic for for (belated) trope bingo: 1873 (not finished)
Sanctuary fic for (belated) trope bingo: 1237 (finished)
[Redacted fandom for Yuletide treat]: 7868 (finished)
Sequel to You Can Never Go Home Again (my Tenth Doctor & Sirius fic): 11182 (finished but damn, I want to write more.)
Person of Interest fic for no reason other than it pleases me: 14740 (and not finished, will never be finished, omg had to take a break from it)
Supergirl/Daisy femslash for [community profile] femslash_kink: 2301 (finished and awaiting editing, to post soon)
NBC's Dracula which seems to be feudal lord/handmaiden Lucy/Mina with some Grayson in there, maybe Lucy/Mina/Grayson IDK: 5981 (so unfinished)
Total: 50,367

And didn't break my duolingo streak: 108 days.

And will get to comments soon, so soon.

But first cake. And sleep.
st_aurafina: Plus sized lady in a pink bathing suit, completely underwater (Exercise: Swimming)
Brief discussion of workout matters, no weight loss talk, some swearing )


Nano goes:


I went with fanfic, because I plain old ran out of time to plan the original fic properly. It's going okay? First week was wobbly, because things kept happening, but I'm on track now. For the time being.

W13 femslash for (belated) trope bingo: 5K
(How much fun is W13!! I love writing it! I had forgotten how much I love it.)
Sanctuary fic for (belated) trope bingo: 1K
Killjoys fic for for (belated) trope bingo: 2K
[Redacted fandom] for Yuletide treat: 8K
POI fic for no reason other than it pleases me: 3K

I didn't make the trope_bingo deadline, but I'll hopefully have something to post during the amnesty. I might even have a line. So that's a good thing.

I'm in the middle of the POI fic, that has somehow come out with Harold POV. Why? Why would I do this to myself? I'm not like Harold, and I know bugger all about computers, so I'm constantly having to look up terminology. This is why I like to write doctors and scientists. I can fake that stuff with some authenticity. Harold is a rod for my own back. (Still love him, though!)


My actual Yuletide prompt is a little intimidating but entirely doable. Just need some canon review. And some time for some canon review.
st_aurafina: (Yuletide: Super Secret)
Work is supposed to have slowed down by now! Who are these people and what are they doing in my town? *wears curmudgeon hat*

I haven't recovered from working the huge, huge holiday rush yet. (So tired. So, so, so tired. Will I ever not be tired? Feels doubtful right now.) Yuletide reveals are up, though, and I wanted to post the one I wrote, and the two I betaed. (Especially the two I betaed because they are awesome!)


Me first:
Staying Afloat in the Tunnel of Love (2842 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Characters: Jack Robinson, Phryne Fisher, Hugh Collins
Summary:

Trapped in an amusement park ride, Phryne and Jack are after the same thing. Unfortunately, so is every criminal in Melbourne.



It was lots of fun to write, especially since I had a lot of research already done on the development of Luna Park and had resources to find out what rides were there in the late twenties. (The Giggle Palace!)

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By [personal profile] resolute:

In Kind (3459 words) by resolute
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: War for the Oaks - Emma Bull
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Characters: Phouka (War for the Oaks), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Summary:

Jazz Age prequel for War for the Oaks. Ruby Kind comes to Saint Paul looking to get away from life in Hibbing. She finds the Wabasha Street Speakeasy, Miss Winter, and Mr. Pook.

Dear Daisy Ninja Girl,

I dithered mightily about giving you this present. I dithered. But you said you appreciated that quality of Ms. Bull's works, in that they soar while they cut you. So. It's winter in Minnesota as I write this. It's beautiful. It also kills people.

(Heart-felt thanks to St. Aurafina, Lilacsigil, and Likeadeuce for assistance, hand-holding, and beta-reading.)




Such a perfect prequel to War for the Oaks! This is so visually vivid - I have a clear idea of what Ruby looks like, the caves, everyone in their fancy clothes. This is one of those fics you want to print out and tuck in the cover of the original book, it relates so well and connects so tightly to the original canon.

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And from [personal profile] lilacsigil:
To End All Wars (4890 words) by lilacsigil
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Irene Frederic/Helena "H.G." Wells
Characters: Irene Frederic, Helena "H. G." Wells, William Wolcott
Summary:

Paris, 1920. H.G. Wells is unexpectedly awoken to assist in a Warehouse emergency: new Caretaker Irene Frederic is missing.




Okay, I admit I've got a pretty heavy bias, but I don't care: I LOVE THIS FIC. At our house, it went like this:

Lilacsigil: I hope you don't mind - I want to watch that Warehouse 12 episode.
Me: Like that's a big burden. Let's watch it every day!

*time passes*

Lilacsigil: I think, in my fic, I want to wake HG up before her time.
Me: THIS IDEA IS CLEARLY BRILLIANT PLEASE WRITE IT NOW SO I CAN READ IT.

Lilacsigil: *watching enticing videos of the Charleston and the tango*
Me: Watcha doing?
Lilacsigil: Trying to figure out what kind of dance HG could do in a nightclub in the twenties so she can dance-interrogate Irene
Me: PLEASE WRITE THIS FIC AS FAST AS POSSIBLE

Lilacsigil: I think they're going to kiss
Me: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

So, anyway. Read this fic, it is brilliant and there is kissing.
st_aurafina: Helen Magnus from Sanctuary - a shot of her face (Sanctuary: Helen Magnus)
- I think I've said this in other places, but I have to say it again: the BBC Olympic commentary >>> everyone else's ever. They are well informed, genuinely enthusiastic about all the athletes, and endearingly excited when anyone from Team GB comes out.

(The cross-country riders wear these amazing inflatable vests, like wrapping yourself in an airbag. They puff up when the rider falls, and sometimes there's this brief moment when they're stuck on their backs like turtles, unable to get up. It's more amusing than it should be. That, and checking to make sure no horses and riders were seriously injured before we started watching made it a lot easier to see the falls.)


- I'm really enjoying Warehouse 13. A lot. I think they're setting up a great season arc. Everyone is in character. Nobody has been forgotten. I'm tentatively hopeful for a great season.


- Pretty much what I said for W13 applies to Leverage. This show! So much fun, so very little stress.


- Bunheads is perplexing to me. I enjoy it - so many female characters, so many different relationships between women, and I am such a sucker for mentor relationships, which this show is giving me in spades. But I watch every episode poised on the brink of embarrassment squick. I don't have trust yet. The writing hasn't driven me away, but man, every week it walks right up to the brink and thumbs its nose at me.


- This is probably a mental health thing - my moods are all over the place - but I keep having moments of intense sadness that Helen Magnus is never going to be on my TV ever again. I'm so sad about Sanctuary being cancelled, even though S4 was far from stellar.


- I should have posted about this earlier, but I didn't think of it until I could actually buy the ebook myself: Lost Things is available for general purchase now. (It was previously exclusive to B&N, which, yay! Publicity! But boo, I couldn't buy it, being outside the US.)

It's by Jo Graham ([livejournal.com profile] jo_graham) and Melissa Scott ([livejournal.com profile] mescott) and it's really good. Airships and archaelogy and spiritualism, set in 1929. These two authors are queer-friendly and LJ based, so, you know. Support them. (And nominate this sucker for Yuletide, because I want to write it!)

I'm posting the cover art because it's so pretty. And perfectly in the mood of the books.

Photobucket


Bullet points over! Go buy this book!
st_aurafina: Headshot of H G Wells from Warehouse 13 (Warehouse 13: HG looking down)
Title: Pop Tarts
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: G
Words: 330
Characters/Pairings: Myka/Helena, Claudia, Pete, Artie
Summary: Sometimes the twenty first century is a little overwhelming for Helena, but she knows she's in the right place.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking

Helena has no difficulty mastering the technology in the kitchen )
st_aurafina: (Yuletide: Spirit)
I got four lovely presents! In order of how they fell out of my stocking:

The Doves And The Ravens (1742 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Total Eclipse of the Heart (music video)
Creepily, eerily dreamy post-apocalyptic interpretation of my precious eighties hair ballad. It's perfect.

Terror at Trinity Prep (3395 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Total Eclipse of the Heart (music video)
I don't know if anyone outside the Commonwealth ever got these weird gothic anthologies of horror stories, where the creepy schoolboys are conducting bizarre rituals in the gymnasium and nobody but the new teacher notices? This is kind of like that, and like a house-warming party at the same time. Again, perfect.

(This clip! I'm proud to have unleashed such creepy perfection on the world!)

Be My Homeward Dove (2115 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Five goodbyes in Twin Peaks which aren't really goodbyes at all. Because that's how Twin Peaks rolls. And there's Sarah Palmer (*loves*), Albert, Audrey, Harry, and Dale. Twin Peaks has been a big part of my fandom year for 2011, and this fic rounds it out beautifully.

And, like the satsuma at the bottom of the stocking, there was one tiny extra treat:
Habitual (100 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Warehouse 13
! It's the tiniest, most perfect vignette between Leena and Mrs Frederic, and it's just wonderful. It catches Leena's role at the Warehouse perfectly, and I love it.

Thank you so much, mystery authors! I have had a wonderful Yuletide. I hope you did, too.
st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
Title: Physics for Great Justice
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: R
Words: 1000
Characters/Pairings: Myka/Helena
Summary: Myka knows by now that the worst thing for Helena is to leave her alone.
Notes: Written for [community profile] femslash_kink's Third Annual Femslash Kinkmeme, for the prompt Helena Wells/Myka Bering, holographic sex because clearly Helena can feel it when Myka puts her hand through her hologram. (Set after episode 3.01. I thought I'd better post it before I get utterly jossed.)


Helena is angry, the first time Myka uses an Artifact to reproduce the holographic projection. )
st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
I have my copy of A Dance With Dragons, so yay! I have been jealous, seeing posts go past and not being able to read them. But fuck, it's heavy. Harry Potter neck for me.

This tumblr post talks about domestic violence and the House S7 finale, and explains really clearly why I feel so uncomfortable with Cuddy's storylines over the past few seasons. (Love the character, hate the writing...) That chart, breaking down the aspects of abuse, and how many of them have happened on screen. *shudders* There's watching a show go down in flames, which I have done for X-Files and thought I was doing for Criminal Minds (but they keep stringing me along with the casting game.) Then there's watching a show tear its characters to pieces, and I can't do that. Couldn't do it for Dollhouse, can't do it for House.

More cheerfully, Warehouse 13 started! This ridiculous, adorable show I love...  )
st_aurafina: HG gripping Myka's wrist from the episode 'Reset' (Warehouse 13: HG and Myka in Reset)
Title: Give Us Those Nice Bright Colours
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: PG
Pairing: Myka Bering/H.G. Wells
Summary: Of all the Artifacts to smuggle out of the Warehouse, a View-Master is not the most practical, but Myka intends to save the world.
Notes: Written for Yuletide 2010. Thank you to my betas, [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] minkhollow. Title from Paul Simon's Kodachrome.

Give Us Those Nice Bright Colours )

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