Oh also it occured to me, about 90% of the way through writing this, that what I obviously should have done for this prompt was to reimagine the Holmes/Victor Trevor relationship. Didn't think of that though so never mind
Title: Unattached, Like Me
Rating: R? I have forgotten how to rate things
Prompt: Sebastian was the type of guy who was used to having whatever, and whomever, he wanted.
A/N: I also only remembered part way through writing this that there were references in the show to them having been to what what was probably Cambridge (or somewhere similar). By this point it was too late, so I guess this is a very mild AU in which they went to a less old-fashioned Any University.
( We all hated him.Collapse )
Also, it's REALLY GAY.
(eta oh my god guys, this is the fastest response I have had to any fic ever, what the hell is up with this programme and why has it sent us all so collectively insane. ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD PLEASE.)
Title: Cross You Off My List
Fandom: Merlin (oh lol)
Summary: There is every reason in the world for Arthur to hate Merlin to pieces, and yet he can't seem to make it work that way.
Word Count: ~1,900
Notes: I have no idea where this got so srs bzns, but apparently I found it hard to imagine them falling happily into each others' arms. It's tough times in Camelot, amirite. (The coda to this fic is obviously that they eventually have a wonderful and emotionally fulfilling yet highly sexually-charged relationship, so don't worry.) As ever, boundless credit goes to lo0o0ony_lauren, without whom I would basically never write anything.
Disclaimer: Despite convincing rumours that Merlin is actually written by a big bunch of slashers, I am sadly not one of them.
( During Merlin"s third week in Camelot, and his second in Arthur"s service, he was put in the stocks four separate times, and only one of those was on Arthur"s ordersCollapse )
When you type "lol"--excluding instances where you're typing a whole sentence or phrase in capslock for effect--would you usually render it in capital or lower-case letters?
When internally reading "lol", do you pronounce each letter separately in your head ("el-oh-el"), or all as one word?
If you use "lol" in spoken conversation, do you pronounce each letter separately, or say the word as a whole?
Fandom: Life On Mars
Summary: One night, two pairs of eyes.
Word Count: ~1,900
Notes: Gen. For the Life On Mars Ficathon 2008. Prompt was Gene, the way it wasn't, happiness; I'm not entirely sure this was quite what was meant by the way it wasn't, and originally I was going to do something more obvious along the lines of tragic and/or wonderful things that never happened to Gene, except then I really sucked at writing that, so we've somehow ended up with whatever the hell this is.
Disclaimer: If I owned Life On Mars, I would clearly have commissioned some kind of porn spin-off by now.
( Every pride has its alpha male, every town its sheriff, and every Railway Arms its Gene Hunt. Or something like that.Collapse )
( a charming bearded buffoon who"ll read your brain and make it slushyCollapse )
Fandom: Being Human
Summary: It's the big one-two-one for Mitchell.
Word Count: ~3,700
Notes: lo0o0ony_lauren spurred me on into doing this, and was ridiculously encouraging and helpful throughout, to the point of holding amusing video links at ransom until I produced more, and sending emails with SORT IT OUT MADDIE / MADDIE SORT IT OUT in them. I would totally have never got round to either starting, continuing with, or finishing this without her. <3!
Disclaimer: I don't own anything to do with Being Human or its characters. (I only hope that BBC Three will get their heads screwed on and decide that they want to own it pretty soon.)
eta For anyone coming to this fic very late (idk, it happens), this was evidently written before the recasting, so if you want to see it how I ~saw it in my mind~, it's the old Mitchell and Annie. I'm actually very pro-the new guys, but hey, let's not forget the glory of the pilot etc etc.
( "Guess how old I am," says Mitchell, one day.Collapse )
(Due to the ridiculously close-together deadlines of 8th and 11th December for this and martianholiday, this is the first time in my life that I have written two fics within a week! I might make myself a badge, or something.)
Title: Than Never To Have Loved At All
Fandom: The History Boys/His Dark Materials
Summary: New Year's Eve, 1999, Oxford, England.
Word Count: ~2,300
Notes: I have seen THB once, and even that time we kept stopping it and talking about other stuff, and I kept making stupid comments over the Poignant Acting (sorry Loz), so basically I have very little reference for Dakin in my head and he may therefore be totally wrong. HOORAY. (Since I'm re-reading The Subtle Knife at the moment, I sadly have no such excuses for Will.) To the best of my working-out-timelines ability, I think Will was born in 1983.
Disclaimer: I am not Phillip Pullman, Alan Bennett, Dominic Cooper, or anyone else who could possibly have a claim on these characters in any way. If you've ever seen me, the fact that I am none of these people is probably pretty obvious.
( Frankly, the number of people who seem to be unable to believe that it really has been a thousand years since a thousand years ago leaves Dakin slightly baffled.Collapse )
If you're not watching Flight Of The Conchords: WHY THE HELL NOT. Remember that thing where I said that whatever I might say in the future, the only thing you truly needed to pay attention to was "watch Life On Mars"? Yeah, well. That, and "watch Flight Of The Conchords". Seriously.
( too many to count mother uckasCollapse )
(Also, it has just occured to me that this is vaguely depressing for a birthday fic. Er? NEVER MIND: PRIOR.)
Title: It's Grim Up North
Fandom: Life On Mars/Regeneration
Summary: Sam is out of his time; Prior might as well be.
Word Count: ~1,900
Notes: Well, er, this is a little bit disjointed, and has less of an ending than I would have liked, but... I really can't work to deadlines? It was originally going to be just a scene or two, but then it gathered more scenes and I felt like there should be a plot, but I couldn't quite manage that, and therefore the whole fic is suspended somewhere between "having an actual sequence of events" and "not". Lol excuses.
Disclaimer: Nothing is mine (up to and including Loz, who is presumably Gabrielle's, more's the pity).
( Sam notices the cold, mostly.Collapse )
Fandom: Life On Mars
Pairing: Sam/Mobile Phone
Summary: Sam has a visitor from the future. Or the past, depending on which way you look at it.
Notes: For the Life On Mars Ficathon 2007. Written for jantalaimon (Sam/mobile (because there really DOES need to be more!), jealousy, true love). Much love goes to ailcia for giving me an emergency short-notice readthrough. I should not come up with titles at 2am.
Word Count: ~1,600
Disclaimer: I own nothing, I am but a lowly fan, etc.
( Sam wakes up and the phone is ringing.Collapse )
( no previews, for fear of spoilers, and all thatCollapse )
PS Dear actual flist: I am, somewhat unexpectedly, going to Leeds tomorrow at about four pm and not coming back until Saturday night
And then, of course, yesterday was the Hot Fuzztival.
( four films and two free drinksCollapse )
( you better watch out if you"ve got long black hairCollapse )
Title: Life Is A Well-Thumbed Machine
Fandom: Life On Mars
Pairing: Sam/Gene (meh, -ish.)
Summary: There is a fine line between life, and love, and violence.
Word Count: ~750
Notes: Title from John, I'm Only Dancing. Thank you to gayjunglefever for basically telling me to shut up and post. Sam and Gene do not, incidentally, belong to me (because if they did? Life On Mars might need a slightly later broadcast slot. I'm just saying).
( and he must be mad, but he"s definitely not deadCollapse )
I thought I ought to post this today, because it's going to be slightly redundant when LoM series two kicks off, so here we go.
My English Language coursework briefs have become steadily more vague as the year goes on. The first was "write a story", which was pretty open. The second was "write something persuasive", which is taking "open" to new levels, really (I did a newspaper article, in the end). You wouldn't think it would be possible to make it any less clear, but the third assignment really excelled itself: "Write... something that, er, is not like the other two things you have already written."
I decided to do some kind of review (since I'd already done entertaining and persuading, informing was really all I had left), but then everyone decided to do some kind of review, and I changed my mind, because I wanted to be difficult and do something different. We'd been told that the examiners love it when the pieces have "real context"--like, you know, they could actually be in a newspaper, or whatever.
And then it hit me: WHY NOT WRITE AN LJ ENTRY. But not, obviously, the sort of thing I would usually write ("Hello! I have not done much recently! Everyone is gay! I like this song! Goodbye!"), because that would be a bit odd. This was shortly after I'd finished the insane Mac/Guy overview-essay-ramble thing, and so eventually I decided I'd do one of those (except possibly not about a gay pairing, because my story ended up being pretty gay, and I thought it might be overkill). And so here I present My English Coursework, aka I Love Life On Mars. (Around 1,800 words.)
For anybody who managed to miss the phenomenon that was Life On Mars last year (what on earth were you doing? I refuse to believe it was more important), here is a short introduction, written in the hope of converting somebody. Should that fall through completely, at least those of you who already know it will be reminded of its complete and utter brilliance, so it won't have all been in vain.
( Take a look at the lawmanCollapse )
- I eventually had to cut the "Music" section, thanks to being about 300 words over the limit, but have included it here anyway, because I like it, and I can.
- I would have liked to do longer, less one-dimensional character descriptions, but again, purely down to running out of space. Also, Sam doesn't come across that well in this, does he? I have somehow not managed to convey my whole "I LOVE SAM" thing, which is surprising.
- I would have liked to have used more quotes. (Again, same reason.)
- I would have loved to do more about Gene and Sam, because I will never run out of things to say about them. I rather like the fact that two separate people I showed this to--including one who had never seen the show--got to "The Sam/Gene Conflict" and said, "You mean 'gay relationship' here, really, don't you?"
- I had a stupid amount of fun writing the commentary, which was basically attempting to explain LJ to my English teacher, and getting to say things like, "The idea for this piece came from reading and writing summaries of "fandoms" (television programmes, films, books etc) on the internet," and, "the use of initialisms such as "STFU", which would be widely used and understood in the internet community".
And now I will go away and stop talking, sorry. TONIGHT I WILL BE IN THE SAME ROOM AS SIMON PEGG.
( You are eating the coffee. You ate the expensive coffee.Collapse )