fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
We have reached That Point in the Yuletide experience - the point at which I realize it's just NOT POSSIBLE to get the story I want to write done in time, why didn't I get more done SOONER, and why did I sign up in the FIRST PLACE, why don't I ever REMEMBER how STRESSFUL it all is, etc etc! GOOD TIMES!

And so I do the most productive thing at such a moment: avoid Yueltide! Right now I'm watching some stuff I've got backlogged on my DVR and filling out the anonymous holiday love meme, because I'm a total sap and I LOVE stuff like that. My sap-o-meter is usually set pretty high, but now I feel like it's up at a Spinal Tap-esque 11 because of the holiday season. I mean, yesterday I straight-up told a coworker he should consider starting a gratitude journal, and earlier this week I got choked up singing along to Dan Fogelberg's Same Old Lang Syne.

And even though my fannish participation has fallen off in the last couple of years, I threw my name in there too, because I can rarely resist memes.

My thread is here.
fearlessfan: (Leslie Ann Icon)
Title: Flying Solo
Fandom/Pairing: Parks and Recreation, Ann/Leslie
Rating: PG
Summary: Ann figures out why things never worked out with Mark.
Spoilers: Takes place after the second season finale.
Length: 10,200 words
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lavender_basil for the awesome beta!


'Ann, what's up?' Andy says, and it's not what he says but how he says it. The tone of his voice, the set of his shoulders - all of it radiates the same disappointed wariness Ann felt every time he showed up unexpectedly after their breakup.  )
fearlessfan: (Leslie Ann Icon)
Greetings flisters! I have been in lurk-mode for ages, and now I resurface to ask for a favor - I know, excellent LJ manners on my part!

Is there anyone who'd be willing to look over a Parks & Recreation story, Ann/Leslie, somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 words? I haven't finished it yet but hope to have it done in the next week or so.

I hope everyone is having a lovely October!
fearlessfan: (Default)
Greetings LiveJournal! I've been even worse about posting in this journal than I usually am, but one of the surest things to get me out of hiding is the post-bits-from-wips meme, which I've noticed floating around LJ lately. I'm a big fan of it, mostly because I'm so terrible at finishing stories and this gives me a reason to post bits of them without going through the annoying hard work of actually finishing them.

Here are quick bits from the two wips I've been kicking around for the last year or so.

Untitled Star Trek Reboot fic, Kirk/Spock )

Untitled SPN fic, Dean/Castiel )
fearlessfan: (Community - Troy and Annie)
Title: Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fandom/Pairing: Community, Troy/Annie
Rating: PG
Summary: "What's up with Annie lately?" Troy asks. It's been on his mind for a few days now, this something-different-about-Annie, and it seems worth the risk of asking the group as a whole.
Length: 6,000 words.
Notes: Written for the Yuletide 2009 challenge.

After Annie leaves the study group early, Troy looks around the room and taps his notebook with a pencil. )

Yuletide!

Jan. 1st, 2010 04:05 pm
fearlessfan: (Community - Troy and Annie)
My holidays were kind of crazy, so I didn't get a chance to pull together a recs list or post this earlier the way I usually like to. I got a great Fringe story for Yuletide, Team Building Exercise by [livejournal.com profile] brodeurbunny30. The story is a lovely glimpse of Olivia taking the time to reach out to Peter, and it really captures a lot of things I love about Fringe - the connections being built between the characters as they try to deal with the madness around them. I'm sorry I didn't post this sooner, because the story really did make me super happy and I loved it!

As for me, I wrote Fundamentals of Chemistry, a Community story that I'll probably put up here in an LJ post later. The person I wrote for requested something Annie/Troy-ish, because she liked the unrequited, long-time pining thing (and I have to say I'm a sucker for that, too!). The story was fun to write, and I'm grateful for all the kind comments I received.

I have to say, the new editing feature on the Yuletide archive is AWESOME because I was able to go in and fix the many typos I found after uploading (in the past I would just stare at them in self-loathing during the time after uploading, debating internally whether the awful typo was worth bothering the mods with, etc). However, I am still awaiting the Awesome Title Feature, because I continue to struggle with finding titles with my story and find this one exceptionally generic and blah. Oh well! Maybe better titles will be a resolution for 2010.

Happy New Year, all!

Yuletide!

Dec. 25th, 2009 01:19 am
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I was hoping to stay up until the archive opens, but I don't think I'll be able to! Tomorrow my computer time will be limited at best, so I may not be able to read and respond to my story until tomorrow night. I know I will love it, Mysterious Yuletide Author!! I am so looking forward to reading it!

As for my story, I'm in the usual post-writing story-loathing state of mind. Oh well! I just hope my recipient likes it.
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
When I started this LJ, participating in fic-related memes was high on my list of journal-creation-pros, and rarely does one come along that I can resist. Especially when I should be doing something else (which is certainly the case right now), ESPECIALLY when I still have to finish writing snippets for the last meme I took part in. Basically I stink, feel terribly self-obsessed whenever I post one of these, and yet I keep posting them! It's like memes are a drug I can't quite quit.

Anyway, the meme!

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

A list with links to most of my fic can be found here.

In other news: I find myself in a weird headspace where I'm almost fannish-obsession-free. Perhaps this is just my mind automatically making room for the seasonal madness that is Yuletide? Randomly, the show that has most captured me this season is Community, which I totally did not expect, though I continue to follow most of the shows I have in the past. Am also loving The Good Wife and Parks & Recreation, the latter of which I had totally written off after trying two episodes last season.

Love it when TV can surprise you!
fearlessfan: (psych shawn & gus)
It's Yuletide time again! I am again debating whether or not to sign up, especially since I have been extra-unproductive in terms of fic this year. For the last three years or so, I've consistently produced a whopping three (3) stories a year, but this year I've only written one. I've been trying to get another finished, but it's not really happening. I feel like my fic self has left the building!

But the thing is, who can resist the siren's call of Yuletide?

SPEAKING of Yuletide - I can't believe I forgot to post about this sooner! I've participated in Yuletide for three years and every year I put in Broken Trail as one of my requests, and every year out of the approx. 7,895,763 people who participate in Yuletide, only 2 or 3 people offer to write in that fandom. Mainly because it's an AMC miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Lowell from Wings as cowboys who run into some Chinese women who had been sold into prostitution and need to be rescued - it's not exactly a hot fannish source. I think the only people who watched it were myself and 70% of the senior citizens in America.

But every year I put in a little request because in my (repeated) viewings of the miniseries (not all of which were my fault, because it runs practically twice a week on AMC now that they've lost most of their movie properties to TCM), I fell in love with the love story between Cowboy Lowell and Sun Fu, one of the ladies he rescues. It's totally one of those things where basically the most they do is send awkward looks each others' way, and one time she TOUCHES his CHEEK, and okay it's not much, but I CAN'T HELP IT. I LOVED THEM. I SAT THROUGH FOUR HOURS OF THAT WESTERN BASICALLY FOR EIGHT MINUTES OF FOOTAGE BETWEEN THEM.

And so every year I put in a request for a story about the two of them, and was never that surprised when it wasn't the request that got filled, because so few offered it. I was all geared up to request it again, BUT THEN.

BUT THEN.

I got a comment from someone who asked if it would be okay if they wrote a NYR Yuletide story to fill my request. WOULD THAT BE OKAY? YES IT WOULD!

And then the person wrote the story! AND THE STORY IS LOVELY!

Courtesy of Stephen Foster

Tom & Sun Fu share a moment one evening after they arrive at the Moncrieffe Ranch.

It's a lovely missing moment from the mini-series. What I wanted most when I made the request each of the three years was to have a glimpse at another moment between these two characters, and this story presented a lovely one. It was such a wonderful surprise to have it arrive in the middle of the year, too! Thank you so much, Gaslight!
fearlessfan: (psych shawn & gus)
Title: Pennsylvania
Fandom/Pairing: Psych/The Office crossover, Gus/Shawn
Rating: PG
Summary: Gus and Shawn are called in to Scranton, PA to solve a mystery.
Length: 10,200 words
Spoilers: Through the Season 5 finale of The Office, no spoilers for Psych beyond the general concept of the show.
Notes: Inspired by a prompt from the Festschrift Challenge, though it ended up being more focused on Psych than the Office. Thank you for the prompt!
Thanks: To Elizabeth, for reading this over so many times and giving me such valuable feedback and encouragement.

Gus! You are being a total party pooper! )
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I'm experiencing one of those periods where I'm sure I'll never finish another story EVER AGAIN, which I go through every so often, but this time it intersected with a meme I saw pop up on my flist, which I am going to try:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble (100 words) of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. You're under no obligation to post this back to your LJ if you request something, as the rules have stated. Also, a prompt would be super-helpful in addition to the pairing/character request, if that's possible, since I've been feeling about as creative as a potted plant lately.

Warning part I: I only have access to my LJ and the e-mail account associated with it at night, and the stupid 'M' key is semi-busted on my laptop, so it might take me a bit to respond and get the drabbles written.

Warning part II: I've never written drabbles, so there's a good chance these will be horrible!

And now after that enticing marketing campaign, a list of fandoms I think I could write in, which is kind of a random hodgepodge of shows I've been watching lately and shows I have always loved and repeatedly offer for Yuletide but am never assigned:

30 Rock
American Dreams
Chuck
Fringe
Keen Eddie
The Mentalist
Newsradio
The Office (US)
Psych
Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles

In other news: there is no other news.
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I am having a slightly rotten day, and so my resistance to memes is even weaker than usual! Here it is:

Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you something I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing it that didn't make it onto the page.
fearlessfan: (Barney and Robin)
A few days ago, the LJ community [livejournal.com profile] himym_awards announced the winners for their Legendary Awards, and I was lucky enough to win two of them! Thanks so much to everyone who voted and for the maintainers of the community for all the hard work that went into the awards.

Both awards were for Five Things Robin Scherbatsky Doesn't Do, and the awards were Best in Show and Best Robin - I haven't ever won an award for my fic before, so it was pretty exciting!

They also created lovely banners for both awards, which I'll place beneath a cut tag because I spent many long years using dialup:

Pretty Banners! )

Speaking of HIMYM, how great was last night's episode? I've actually been kind of drifting away from the show a bit this season, but all I need is an episode like last night's to draw me back in.
fearlessfan: (Saved By the Bell)
Title: Bayside Revisited
Fandom/Pairing: Saved by the Bell
Rating: PG
Summary: Bayside High's Class of 1993 celebrates its 15 year reunion.
Length: 15,000 words.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] oldromantic in the Yuletide 2008 challenge.

The only reason Zack agrees to it is because he doesn't know what he's agreeing to at the time. )
fearlessfan: (Saved By the Bell)
Title: Bayside Revisited
Fandom/Pairing: Saved by the Bell
Rating: PG
Summary: Bayside High's Class of 1993 celebrates its 15 year reunion.
Length: 15,000 words.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] oldromantic in the Yuletide 2008 challenge.

The DJ cancels at 3PM the day of the reunion, and Screech is so convinced that the stress is inducing a heart attack that he goes on WebMD to search for the symptoms. )
fearlessfan: (Default)
The reveal has happened! This year I wrote:

Bayside Revisited - Bayside High's Class of 1993 celebrates its 15 year reunion. (Saved by the Bell, Ensemble, 15,000 words)

No, I did not put too many 0s in that number - I seriously wrote a 15,000 word Saved by the Bell story. Who knew I had so much to say about Saved by the Bell? Huge thanks to my friend Elizabeth, who read every part of this story more times than I can count, including revised versions of the ending three times on the morning I submitted it. Thanks also to E and Jess, who read pieces of the story as I wrote it, and of course, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] oldromantic for giving a helpful prompt and for her gracious response to the story!

And now, onto the 2008 fanfic meme!

more blathering about fic )
fearlessfan: (psych shawn & gus)
I've seen my favorite meme floating around LJ lately, the old Post-Bits-from-Works-in-Progress meme. I love it because I get to post things without finishing stories. I almost never get to post things because I am very, very bad at finishing stories, and I welcome any chance I get to cheat.

Posted in order from the ones I'd most like to finish, or think I'm most likely to finish, to those that fell off my radar completely, either because I stopped being obsessed by the fandom/pairing, or because I ended up writing a different story altogether.

Get There, Ocean's 11, Rusty/Linus, aka The Story I Will Finish IF IT KILLS ME, if only to prove to myself that I am capable of writing more than one story in a fandom )

Pennsylvania, Psych/The Office Crossover, Gus/Shawn )

Untitled Ugly Betty fic, Betty/Daniel )

Untitled Iron Man story, eventually Pepper/Tony (I think, I never really got that far) )

Four Times Robin Should Have Realized Barney Loved Her (and One Time She Did), How I Met Your Mother, Robin/Barney )

Yuletide!!

Dec. 25th, 2008 11:03 am
fearlessfan: (waitress)
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!! I'm having a lovely Christmas, which was made even more awesome by my Yuletide story, which is WONDERFUL and exactly what I was looking for! I got


'and be kind one to another, tenderhearted'
- A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. --Song of Solomon, 4. 12 (Mansfield Park, Edmund/Fanny)

In my request, I said that I was hoping for a story that would elaborate on Fanny and Edmund's relationship, specifically how he came to propose to her, and my Yuletide Author did just that, and did a wonderful job! The style is lovely and the characters are well done and I love it! Thank you, Mysterious Yuletide Author!
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