sirona_fics: (nat thanks you for your cooperation)
Total number of fics: 44

Total wordcount: 341394 (Gotta say this is MUCH easier now we have AO3 stats! :D)

Total number of fandoms: 6

My favorite story of mine this year: Hmmm. That's always a terribly tough question. I think it's a toss-up between I've got you under my skin and Don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet. I'm the proudest of how those two turned out.

Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: Hmmm. Possibly Here comes your man? Could be I posted it right before Marvel Big Bang went live, and it kind of got lost in the middle of all those awesome long stories? IDK.

Most fun story: Again, it's a toss-up between From Russia With Love and (I can say this now, because reveals are imminent) the Yuletide treat I wrote, Have a Very Merry 00 Christmas. That last one was a delight to brainstorm and write, and the first one, with Bond meeting Bucky -- no comment necessary. :D

Most sexy story: Well. According to the comments I got for them, it's a toss-up between So turn around and I'll pick up the slack and It's in the water, baby. Although In the backseat put up a very good fight, too! :)

Story with single sweetest moment: Personally, I adore the moment in My heart was wrapped up in clover where Clint turns up to make things right. :')

Most unintentionally *telling* story: Oh, god. I think it really is Don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet. So much of myself went into writing this story, I was incredibly nervous posting it. :) Runner-ups have to be And I'll cross oceans like never before and I swear I'll drive all night just to buy you some shoes.

Fic that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: Science and Progress (do not speak as loud as my heart), I think. That's the story that made me stop and think and have a revelation about Steve that's now firmly into head canon territory. :) Also, I will ask you to open my door from your side, which I wrote with [livejournal.com profile] delicatale, for a story that made me look at all the characters in just a slightly different way. I still want to write the follow-up to that so badly.

Biggest disappointment: Hmmm. I don't think I had one? I was disappointed that I've got you under my skin didn't do better? I expected it to do better. Maybe I'm just too involved in that story to see it objectively? IDK.

Biggest surprise: I think it was how extremely very well And I'll cross oceans like never before did? I did not expect that at all! :D 911 Kudos, over 25,000 hits. I'm just ajhkfhdsf over it! :D I am also extremely gratified by just how amazingly well Don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet is doing, since like I mentioned before, it was maybe the most personal story I've yet to write in that fandom. :) Just thrilled about it! <3

Hardest story to write: I think that was I've got you under my skin, which is why I wish it had done better. It took me weeks to get going, I kept getting stuck, I think I re-wrote the plot outline about six times, drew plot maps. Many of you will remember me tearing my hair out over it. And then I ended up writing it in a single week when I unblocked myself (largely thanks to bloody Bucky Barnes, who ended up taking over. :DDD).

Easiest story to write: Quite possibly it was Only his ring finger knows? It took me maybe 45 minutes to write, and it's ended up one of my most popular stories this year. :)

This year's theme and the story that demonstrates it most: Oooh, that's a tough one! Well, I have to say, this year was an Avengers (and Clint/Coulson) year through and through. So I'll have to choose a Clint/Coulson story -- and I can't think of anything better than Conditional Value At Risk. It illustrates everything I adore about this fandom: boys in love, pining, how well they fit together, as well as showcasing my favourite things: alternate universes, coffee shop AUs, Clint and Phil being themselves, a sweet kind of rightness. :)


All in all, it's been a great year to write! :D Didn't write as much as 2011 (which was truly an INSANELY good writing year), but I wrote more complex, more thought-out stories? I'm so happy with how my writing is progressing. And I'm so blessed that my stories have brought me so many amazingly wonderful people for friends! <3 I love you guys so much. :')

I'd be really curious to see which of my stories people thought would fit these categories, if not the ones I've listed? Do you agree/disagree with me? Please do tell me! <3
sirona_fics: (bucky gives me all the feels)
THE PAN-FANDOM HIGH SCHOOL AU FIC CHALLENGE



GEN AND/OR ALL PAIRINGS/THREESOMES/MORESOMES WELCOME
ART/FIC/MIX/VID/PODFIC WELCOME
ALL FANDOMS WELCOME
NO SHIP-SHAMING OR SHIPPING WARS, PLEASE
DRINK NOT OF THE HATERADE; REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED
PLEASE WARN FOR ANY TRIGGERS YOU CAN THINK OF (USE THE AO3 WARNING SYSTEM)
NO CLOSING DATE OR TIME
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD! \0/
HAVE FUN! :D
sirona_fics: (let's poke it with a stick)
4am is possibly not quite the right time to be putting together a meme, but damn it, I can't sleep. :( So. Top Ten fics on AO3 by hits:


1. First Impressions, XMFC, Charles/Erik. (14809)
This would be the P&P rewrite that I obsessed over last year, and wrote in something like four days flat. To say I'm surprised this is my top-read fic (and by such a margin) is an understatement. But I guess everyone loves Lizzy and Darcy and Erik and Charles, and putting the two together -- it was practically necessary. Lord only knows when I'll finish the sequel to that. 40K in, about another 20K to come. One day. *sigh*

2. I want you to want me, H50, Steve/Danny. (11070)
My H50 Big Bang, and a whopper of a story. I'm quite certain it's one of the best things I've ever done, and will ever do. I'm damn proud of this thing. <3

3. Happiness is Homemade, H50, Steve/Danny. (8027)
This was co-written with the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] delicatale, and undoubtedly this good because of it. This was our joint H50 Big Bang, and an utter joy to write.

4. All my heart I will lay down precisely at your feet, H50, Steve/Danny. (7782)
I'm surprised by this. This story, I adored writing it in its entirety. It's ridiculously self-indulgent, straight-up Harlequin trope, which is a huge weakness of mine. I guess I'm not alone! :)

5. A million ways to be a good one, H50, Steve/Danny. (7502)
Again co-written with [livejournal.com profile] delicatale; we enjoyed ourselves immensely while imagining what Danny's parents would be like if they ever came to visit. <3

6. I'll see your heart (and I'll raise you mine), XMFC, Charles/Erik. (7503)
I'm actually shocked to see this here. I'm forever convinced that I botched up this story terribly. This is another one of those self-indulgent AU Romances, and yep, I did have a blast writing it, even if the edits on this were horrific. :( I'm thrilled to see people reading it, no lie. <3

7. And I'll cross oceans like never before, Avengers, Clint/Coulson. (6855)
So far my favourite thing that I have written this year. Utterly self-indulgent and unashamedly full of allll the feels. <333 Delighted to see people reading it!

8. A little bit of your taste (in my mouth), Avengers, Clint/Coulson. (6020)
Again co-written with [livejournal.com profile] delicatale (I sense a pattern here :D). This was pretty much the moment when I fell into this pairing head-first, without looking back, because come on. Once you write a coffeeshop AU for a fandom, you're pretty much in it for the long haul. :D

9. A Strange Fear, Sherlock, Sherlock/John. (5800)
It's... strange to see this here. This was a short story that slammed into me when I read that one line in another story (you'll know the one; it's the thing that starts the ball rolling in the first place). I guess this dug pretty deep, and that's why people can relate to it -- because we all have that one fear, deep inside. :)

10. To Sleep, Perchance To Dream, H50, Steve/Danny. (5732)
Another short and sweet story, from my early days in the fandom. I'm surprised to see it so high up, but then again I have always gotten wonderful reviews for it, so. <3


Oooh, what a nice, even showing! I am very pleased, and thrilled in the extreme to see people reading my stuff at all, let alone in such numbers! <3333 I LOVE YOU ALL.

Meme

Apr. 14th, 2012 06:56 pm
sirona_fics: (Default)
Nicked off [livejournal.com profile] radioaches and [livejournal.com profile] delicatale.

One little compliment can make you feel great. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. Once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.


Comments screened, anon posting is on even though I'd rather see who you are (so I can glomp you, mostly). ♥ Now go do it yourselves so I can love you.
sirona_fics: (clint)
This entry is brought to you by the eternal question of WHY ARE PEOPLE SUCH IDIOTS AND WITHOUT THE COMMON SENSE OF A GNAT. In other words, am having a horrible day at work. Could be that my idiot-tollerance levels have shrunk after the past couple of days, but I'm having a harder time of smiling through gritted teeth than usual. *sigh* All the entitlement bullshit is getting a bit much to swallow.

WHICH MEANS ONLY ONE THING. JEREMY RENNER'S THERAPEUTIC FACE.





(Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] sometimesalways for your contribution to my blood pressure level/ovaries.)

Anyway. Things have calmed down considerably on the home front, Dad's cheerfully puttering about on his crutches, already trying to go back to work despite everyone's strongly-voiced protests. *sigh* I'm thinking this is a case of the old 'doctors are the worst kind of patients', although [livejournal.com profile] lanyon thinks it's more of a 'dads' thing. :) Either one is true in this case. :)))

Thank you again for all your support. You have all been amazing, each and every one of you, every message, every email, every dragon; thinking of you has kept me going. <333 YOU ARE ALL MARVELLOUS. :')))))

Also working? Thoughts of puppy!Clint being all smitten. But that's a given at this stage of obsession. >.>;;

RIGHT. Since writing is going to have to wait until I'm less pissed/able to focus more, LET'S HAVE A MEME.

Aaaaages ago (two weeks internet time, Jesus) [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah gave me seven words to talk about. Rules:

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

If you want to do it, too, let me know, will ya? <333

bondage, wishin' (and hopin' and thinkin' and dreamin'?), cake, tea, PUPPIES VS. KITTENS, elbows, must it be bunnies? )
sirona_fics: (hunky army smiling cap)
I have spent the morning writing filthy, filthy Clint/Phil dirty talk porn for/with [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub (who encourages me in all the worst ways). So that was an eeeexcellent distraction, I AM JUST SAYING. >XDDDD And it appeased the strangely perky mood I woke up in rather nicely. ;P

And then I found THE SEXIEST COFFEE MACHINE EVER to feature in the piano-bar-singer!Clint/baker-coffee-shop-owner!Phil AU that I am writing. GUYS, I WANT IT. IT'S HUGE AND METAL AND CHROME AND A FUCKING MONSTER AND I WANT IT SO FUCKING BAD. *_______________*

...But now I am BORED. I have two hours to go until the end of my shift (before two glorious days off tomorrow, and until [livejournal.com profile] delicatale posts That Thing she's planning on posting (ETA: SHE HAS POSTED IT sfdhljkghsdgh YAY!!! THE CHRIS EVANS SILLY FACE'S FEST. LET US POST ALL HIS SILLY PUPPY FACES. <333333), I need a distraction that isn't WRITING ALL THE DIRTY TALK PORN IN THE WORLD, GOD. So.


THE "TURN-ON"/"TURN-OFF" MEME


Ask me things and I'll tell you if they're a turn-on or a turn-off for me, possibly probably with visual aids, a.k.a. PICSPAM.

I'll start. This photoshoot or Fem!Sherlock is possibly one of THE HOTTEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN, FUCK ME SIDEWAYS. O_____________O

All right. Door's open -- come on in, pull up a chair, pick your poison, settle the hell down for the evening/afternoon/the time of day you fancy. <333

Meh

Jan. 17th, 2012 05:30 pm
sirona_fics: (Default)
Still feeling rather weary of spirit. Ugh, stupid hormones. :((( Doesn't help that half of what was supposed to be my day off was spent wrangling deliveries and filling in documents and mostly not resting at all. DX

On the plus side, bought myself a cute wee 4GB mp3 player, and have stuffed it full of fanmixes and podficks and the like! \0/ \0/ Now I can carry fandom's awesomeness everywhere with me!! <3333 Rather pleased with that purchase! :) It's been ages since I've had an mp3 player -- mostly used my phone for music and stuff, but it's crammed full of crap right now and I just don't have the energy to tackle it. This was really the perfect solution! :D And it's so easy to use! I'm impressed! :D

Words are still being an utter bitch and extremely uncooperative. Thank god for [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub and the snippets she keeps sending me from her bb!Steve/bb!Tony verse, which, my endorphine levels spike every time I see a new email in my inbox. <333 Teenage bb boys in loooooove!! ♥________♥ She knows me so well. :')

Right, okay, time for tea and a blanket and watching something disgustingly fluffy. Yes. <3 Saw (finally) Jane Eyre the other day, and UGH, FASSY, MUST YOU BE SO FUCKING AWESOME IN EVERYTHING WHEN I HAVE TO WAIT FOR YOUR OTHER NEW STUFF TO COME OUT. :((( Failing that, a few episodes of White Collar S03 ought to do the trick. It's back on tonight!! \0/ \0/ Can hardly wait.

Oh, what the hell. Let's have a meme as well.

The Poetry Meme

If you see this in someone's journal, post one as well.
Saw a gorgeous poem in [livejournal.com profile] somehowunbroken's journal the other day, and thought, hey, neat. So here is a poem that, despite not necessarily having anything to do with who I am, still had a profound effect on me the first time I read it.

How to make love to a trans person )
sirona_fics: (charles/erik jazz hands)
All right, first time cross-posting! :D Which I will be doing from now on, because UGH, otherwise I have to re-post all my entries here, which, PAIN IN THE ARSE OR WHAT.

Right, okay. Look, indulge me. Please. I have been thinking about COULSON BAKING since yesterday (all day), and now I would like ALLLLL THE BAKING/BAKERY/COOKING AUS EVER, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. Rec me stuff. Things you've loved reading, I don't particularly care in which fandom, I WILL READ THEM ALLLLL.

Writing has been mostly /fail these few days -- only 10K or so overall on X-Pride II, which for me is a bit lame. STILL, PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE. \0/ \0/ Pretty much half-way done now, with the plot sorted out for the rest of it, which is almost half the work done! :D :D Charles is about to find a puppy on his way home, when he gets caught in a rainstorm. :D :D ALLLLL THE FLUFFFFF. <3

But otherwise, the cop!Erik AU is almost completely finished!! \0/ \0/ It's now been passed to my gamma readers, who will tell me if it is actually readable as it is. <3 THANKS, YOU GUYS. Sooooo there ought to be a 43K Charles/Erik adventure romp posted in the next couple of days! \0/ \0/ \0/

Speaking of, MY [profile] secret_mutant GIFT IS UP!!! AND IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS THING EVER. afdjhjlfkhldfhdfh LOOK AT IT. JUST LOOK. AJAHLJHGLJFHLDFHGDFH ALLLLLLLL THE FLUFFY ~FEEEEEEEELINGS!! ♥__________♥ sfjghfdjgh I CANNOT EVEN. I AM SO BLESSED. :')

And now a meme! :D (I foresee a few of these in the coming days, what with end-of-year and all.) Stolen from [personal profile] amcw177.

Give me a character or a pairing (or both) and I will tell you three tidbits of my personal headcanon for them.

GO ONNNN, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO LET ME RAMBLE AT YOU TILL THE COWS COME HOME. <3<3<3
sirona_fics: (bucky mf barnes)
Friends! Romans! I would like to draw your attention to the following piece of news (WELL. I say news, but it's probably only news to me. STILL. I AM EXCITE AND I WISH TO SHARE SAID EXCITEMENT). So, without further ado (in the second half of the article, in The Story section):

SEBASTIAN STAN HAS BEEN SIGNED UP FOR SIX MARVEL MOVIES, TO REPRISE HIS CHARACTER OF BUCKY BARNES


THIS IS THE MOST EXCELLENT NEWS OF ALL TIME. MY FACE RIGHT NOW:



AND ALSO:



BECAUSE BUCKY. MOTHERFUCKING. BARNES. ♥ More under the cut below. ALSO, HIS FUCKING EVERYTHING.

ETA: LOOK, THIS IS JUST TOO GOOD NOT TO POST IN FULL. (Ganked off [livejournal.com profile] somehowunbroken, because I have basically been STARING AT THAT PIC for an hour now.)




Meanwhile, yesterday I spied [livejournal.com profile] pennyplainknits doing the five word meme, and, well. Y'all know how I feel about memes. >.>;; Everyone's favourite subject, et cetera, et cetera. I feel the need to warn you that from this point on, this post is the longest post I have ever done that doesn't involve some kind of story, so. Enter at your own risk.

England, Bucky, Writing, Cake, Travel )


Also, obligatory Clint/Phil rec (this is getting to be a habit, isn't it. A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL HABIT ♥).

Stockholm Syndrom and other drugs by AlchemyAlice

Basically this made me GIGGLE MADLY at all kinds of inopportune moments. Hilarious and insightful and just plain adorable. <3 I have such, SUCH a huge weakness for people taking care of Coulson, BECAUSE HE NEEDS IT EVEN IF HE DOESN'T EXPECT IT (WHICH MAKES HIM ALL THE MORE DESERVING). Also I will never, ever, get tired of Clint calling Coulson 'sir'. BECAUSE, WELL. MY KINKS, LET ME SHOW THEM TO YOU. (H50 crowd: #shockingly unsurprised)


AND NOW:


THE DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN PARTY POST



In which I've had ENOUGH and I declare this an 'I AM FUCKING MARVELLOUS' PARTY POST FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU )

LET'S HAVE A FUCKING PARTY. IDGAF, IT'S GOT TO BE AFTER 5PM SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD. HAVE A DRINK ON ME (even if it's a cup of tea/coffee/etc). <3 Don't be shy. Come squee. Spread the word. Get to know your new friends. TALK ABOUT AWESOME THINGS.

HERE, LET ME SET THE MOOD.





Also, I am just tickled pink by ALLLLLL the awesome fic that has been posted/will be posted shortly, because, GUYS, [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash's Domesticity 'Verse Big Bang and its prequel went up yesterday!!!!! THIS IS HOW EXCITED I AM RIGHT NOW:



And also IMMINENT CLINT/PHIL PUPPY FIC FROM [livejournal.com profile] delicatale. I CANNOT EVEN. *______________* Me right now:



Anyway. Today will be a bits-and-pieces kind of day -- Coffee Shop AU (AT OVER 13K, IT IS PROCEDING AS NORMAL FOR THE TWO OF US), Sherlockmas assignment, a beta job, edits on cop!Erik AU (because I'm feeling as positive as it's possible for me to feel, and if I don't tackle it now I NEVER WILL), and other random plot bunnies. Also I hope to be chatting to ALL OF YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING EVER. \0/ \0/
sirona_fics: (cap hunky army smiling cap)
THE AVENGERS FRIENDING MEME

RULES

1. Don't be a dick.
2. Ask before you friend.
3. Seriously, don't be a dick.
4. Have allll the fun!! \0/

Copy and paste the code below in a comment to this entry.




Compiled with the fantastic help of [livejournal.com profile] shinysylver and [livejournal.com profile] delicatale. Seriously, all the awesomeness is theirs; I just put it together and coded it.


NOW LET'S BE HAVING THE FUN!



ETA: I would like to state for the record that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LATECOMERS. This thing has no closing date. Totally feel free to fill it in and message people and everything! \0/ This here is a permanently open squee zone. Making new friends and finding people to squee with CAN NEVER BE A BAD THING. ♥
sirona_fics: (captain fluff)
Still sick, but not as bad as yesterday, thank god. Getting there.

I want to encourage everyone to go read this post by [livejournal.com profile] nikibee, which is full of McFassy and Charles and Erik and Thor and allll the shiny links ever. I literally spent half a day with it opened in a tab, going back and forth for new things to mull and squee over. Full of food for thought.

Also, this here is a meme! Since there are a bunch of different fandoms represented all over my flist, I thought this would be fun! :D Stolen Borrowed off [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev, via a bunch of other people.

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your flist guess as many of the ships as they can.


Note: You'll notice that brevity is not one of my many talents. Should make this easier, then. Such a fun meme, this.

boys and girls and people in love this-a-way )
sirona_fics: (goats' eyebrows)
Send me all your positive thoughts, I am going to attempt to start the edits on the 42K cop!Erik AU today. Oh god.

I still haven't seen H50 2.09 and 2.10 -- I imagine I will be kicking myself when I finally get to them, but. I'm still ill, and watching stuff on my laptop makes my head pound. D: I am not a happy bunny.

Finished my [livejournal.com profile] dream_holiday fic! \0/ I just need to read it over before I ask my SuperBeta to tackle it. It's just over 6.7K, so not too time-consuming. Although it's a wee bit experimental, so... Anyway. Two more (small) exchange pieces to write and I'll be up-to-date!

I've been having thoughts about X-Pride II, but I need to re-read First Impressions first before I can tackle them, to remin myself what exactly I put in there about Certain Things. But reading on my laptop makes my head pound, too... DAMN IT.

Played Captain America and Thor for my mum and dad, and they loved them! :D Although Dad said there was too much friggin' noise in Thor, which, agreed, but it was still AWESOME. I have to see it again and take notes re: character development and shit.

Still exhausted from cold. Head hurts. Can't concentrate. Writing yesterday was a chore, but I'm so glad I did it nevertheless. I was going to make a pretty people post to distract myself -- and that still might happen, when I feel less like death warmed over. Meanwhile, I know everyone's been doing it, but why not?

Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you one thing I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing the story that didn't make it onto the page.

Masterlist

I might, possibly, have some fantastic, very exciting news. But I'm really hesitant to post about them, because I don't want to jinx them. God, I don't want to jinx them so fucking bad. Let's just say there is hope on the horizon at long last. :)

A meme, yo

Oct. 28th, 2011 02:26 am
sirona_fics: (cake or death?)
Everyone seems to be doing it, so. (Plus, I'm curious -- what do people enjoy seeing that I do all the time?)

Ganked off [livejournal.com profile] delicatale (because she knows how to show me a good time)

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately
be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?
sirona_fics: (fluffy duckling)
Most important things first: the h50_exchange story is done!! \0/ \0/ Just got it back from SuperBeta, and she says just a few minor clean-up-type things, so. Yay! Mind you, I'm still apprehensive about the cop!Erik AU reaction. Gah, I have to stop doing that to myself. D:

Speaking of, I decided that MICHAEL'S FACE would be a good thing to watch all yesterday evening. And so I rewatched Basterds and 300, where he is FUCKINF FABULOUS. And er. I... cried. To 300. AGAIN. JFC, BRAIN. I know it's made for a target audience of 12 year old boys, okay, I DO. But just akjgkfjgfkjg STELIOS. *_______* YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OF IT, JAMES, LOVE. It kind of helps that I am rather partial to Gerard Butler, with that face and that accent and that fjghfjsgh EVERYTHING.

Also now searches for Michael Fassbender on Google Images throw up James McAvoy as well. YOU TWO, WHAT EVEN ARE YOU. :D :D :D AND ALSO I CANNOT STOP STARING AT MICHAEL'S FACE. JESUS. I now have an inkling why I always found Azazeal SO FUCKING SEXY in HEX.

Er. I had... other things to say, before I got distracted by HIS FACE, CHRIST. The rest of him isn't too bad, either. ;P

Oh, yes. No hot water this morning, so no shower, and therefore no proper waking up. My head's still a bit fuzzy, but it's getting better. Cannot bloody type, my nails have got too long again. First order of the day is to CUT THEM THE FUCK DOWN. D: And work out my next project. I spent Friday coming up with a bajillion ideas for the X-Pride sequel (aka the XMFC/P&P debacle that hijacked my brain a couple months back. Zarah5 coined the X-Pride thing, AND NOW I CAN'T CALL IT ANYTHING ELSE). There is much Regency-style domesticity and Getting To Know Each Other and Falling In Love Properly and Learning To Live With Each Other and awkwardness and Being Married and Husbandddddssss. And there is also a cello. YOU'LL SEE. I think my brain exploded from sheer GUH when I thought THAT one up. :D :D /tease

Also there is this story where Erik Doesn't Like People (shocking, I know), and the only thing he tolerates is his cat, Ferrum. And then Ferrum gets out somehow one day, and ends up being found by a certain floppy-haired, blue-eyed Professor (who can kind of talk to animals. Mentally). IDK whether to make it with or without powers yet. This basically started out as a prompt on the 1stclass_kink meme and evolved into-- well, this. I'm thinking it's going to be a bit of fluffy light relief after the angst of the cop!Erik AU. It could also be referred to as The one where Erik is taciturn and grouchy but kind of falls for Charles hard and tries to be Nice to him even though he has no idea how to do that. It--doesn't go well, at first, but he's a quick study.

On the H50 front, I have the three yca_auction stories to write, so I'm not short on ideas yet. I have one kind of drafted and started, then I have the one where Steve and Danny are Fake Husbands for the sake of their separate businesses (I am seriously looking forward to tackling that one! :D) The third one I haven't really thought about yet. And then I have whatever insane thing blindsides me at two in the morning. WHICH I KNOW WILL HAPPEN, OKAY. >.>;;

I have recently realised that I can write something in two different fandoms at once -- it's kind of a way to, IDK, take a break from one with the other? Sort of. To take a break, I've been reading a rare paring (Mycroft/Lestrade) in the Sherlock fandom in the past couple of days -- I can basically place the blame for that on [livejournal.com profile] stardust_made and this INCREDIBLE story arc by sheffiesharpe in equal measures. This series, though. MY HEART. I am hugely impressed by the sheer quality of writing in it, and the masterful storytelling. It could almost be original fic, if you desregard the BBC Sherlock references. The depth of characterisation is simply staggering for a pairing that has about 160 stories on AO3. I actually find it jarring to read other Mystrade stories now, because I keep expecting them to be this good, and not many are -- not to mention that each universe is unique, and so Lestrade isn't the French-cuisine-cooking, karaoke-singing, The Clash-obsessed former punk with a heart of gold, and there certainly isn't his family in New York, which is almost the best part about this particual arc. Almost, but not quite. Because the way that Mycroft and Lestrade find their way to being together is just breathtakingly beautiful. IDEK, this story arc just speaks to me.

Aaaaanyway. Ahem. Sorry about that, got a bit carried away there. >.>;; Here, have a pretty:


David Hockney, 2010 ‘Untitled’ created using an iPad and the Brushes app


And another: check this out, seriously. It's Jizzy doing spoken poetry, and Jesus, that girl, I honestly don't even know how she's real some days. :')

And finally, a meme! Which I know everyone and their cat has seen all over the place, BUT I saw [livejournal.com profile] perspi doing it and I COULD NOT RESIST, OKAY. /0\

Directions:

1. Reply to this post with 'hot cocoa', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ICONSES.


Under a cut for those who have had enough of this rambling already )
sirona_fics: (fluffy duckling)
So [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko tagged me, and since I just feel the need for some SQUEE in my life today, I HAVE DECIDED TO DO IT RIGHT NOW. <3

Rules:

-Make a list of ten things that make you say OMG.
-Tag five friends to do the meme.

OKAY. Strangely enough *cough* this list sort of got pretty fandom-y on me. This surprises exactly no one, I should think. OMG THIS GOT SO LONG. :D )
sirona_fics: (steve/danny hug)
This, as [livejournal.com profile] stardust_made pointed out, is an especially apt time to sing my beta's praises to the world at large, and to profess my undying grattitude.

I have known [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko for pretty much as long as I've been in fandom. We have fallen into different things, rushed headlong into others, and I have mainly dragged her kicking and screaming into almost every single thing I have come to love to distraction -- and she has reciprocated. :D

She is my go-to squee person for a number of fandoms/films/TV shows, and every single time, her boundless enthusiasm has made me want to squish her so much. Half the time, half the stories I write (especially recently), I could not do without her help. And she is one of the most generous people with her time that I know. There hasn't been a single case of me crying on her shoulder for help that she has not given it, no matter what is going on in her life.

To cap it all, she has an eagle eye for details, a fantastic sense of rhythum, and never gets frustrated with my endless Britishisms and attempts to mangle American pop culture. Every writer should have someone like her in their lives.

And on top of everything, not only has she offered to and actually done half my research since I got into the Hawaii Five-0 fandom, she has just taken on this huge Big Bang project of mine with no trepidation or fear of what she may encounter within, not to mention providing me with priceless information every step of the way. I admire her so much for her unfailing desire to help, and the way she juggles her time to be able to do that -- she is a brilliant writer of her own accord, and what with her job, family, and my constant demands for attention, I am continually astounded that she still manages to put up with me as well.

In short, I love you, Ange. Thank you for being there, and holding my hand when I need it, and for being hands-down one of the best people I know online and off. I couldn't do this without you. ♥♥♥
sirona_fics: (I wouldn't bring up Paris if I were you)
Well, exams are OVER, and I only have my dissertation to write before I'm done with this course. I'd like to say I'm excited, ecstatic, and/or a bunch of other words starting with 'e', but the truth is I'm more relieved than anything else.

Time to finally focus on ALL THE FICS I owe to various people and fests! I can only hope to entice my muse to behave! I've plenty of 24hr shifts coming up, so's I can get my head down and write during the slow periods -- well, the job should have some perks, right?

I had loads of stuff to say, and rave excitedly about (last night's H50 episode, anyone? SO. MUCH. LOVE. to contain in one post) but I seem to have mislaid my squee. Damnit! DX<

Meanwhile, a music meme! )
sirona_fics: (a single idea can build cities)
Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko, but I've seen it carded around and have already been considering nabbing it...

What song are you currently addicted to?
505 by the Arctic Monkeys -- OMG I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO THIS. I mean, I've loved it ever since it came out a few years back, but one stunningly clever person put it on the Darling, You're Mean Eames/Arthur mix, and NOW I AM OBSESSED WITH IT ALL OVER AGAIN, because it's just SO THEM. Listen to this very loudly so that the bass line can really kick in.

What's your favorite season?
Spring, I think. I mean, I love them all (apart from Summer, which over here is overheated and muggy and just NO). I loved Winter the most when I was living in the UK -- their winters are mostly mild and the sky is gorgeous, all pale purples and greys and blues. Beautiful.

What’s the latest movie you watched?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD, and Inception (x4) at the cinema.

What is the one skill you wish you had?
I wish I could play a musical instrument. I can sing, but that's about it. And I wish I could stick to one interest and make a career out of it, but it's impossible. My brain explodes in different directions all the time.

What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Eames/Arthur/Eames from Inception. Those two have completely taken over my brain.

Favourite time of day?
Dusk, when the light is just starting to fade.

What web sites do you always visit when you go online?
As soon as I log on, the first thing I open is Gmail. The second is my LJ flist. Those are the ones I visit regularly. I also get feeds from icanhascheezburger.com.

What was the last thing you bought?
Um. I can't actually remember... A parking ticket?

If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?
Haul ass to Japan or the UK. Either that or start fixing up my flat.

What is your fondest memory?
I can't actually choose just one. I guess that one time me, my sister, her (now) husband and my cousin went to my gran's, got pissed and spent the night playing cards while trying (and failing) to keep quiet. That was fun!

What's the last thing that made you happy?
This post, and in particular, this, which makes me give a full-body shiver and my pants melt. It's Tom Hardy's birthday today, as it happens!

Do you want to learn another language?
Yes, I would love to learn Japanese (am taking steps in that direction), and French. Possibly Italian, too.

Five things you can’t live without.
The internet, my laptop, my mp3 player & music therein, books, my notepad & pen.

Tag eleven people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag who tagged you.
[livejournal.com profile] aamyra, [livejournal.com profile] anon_drarry, [livejournal.com profile] aurrai, [livejournal.com profile] indira14, [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess, [livejournal.com profile] remorsful_devil, [livejournal.com profile] rosalui, [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl, [livejournal.com profile] sasunarulit, [livejournal.com profile] seneska, [livejournal.com profile] syrraki. I can't remember if any of you guys have already been tagged! Have at it!
sirona_fics: (Default)
Meh, you know how I love memes... I just couldn't resist this one, especially since I saw Priestess-chan doing it too!

Random stuff ahoy! )
sirona_fics: (plot bunnies)
Err, okay. So I've caved in to [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess's demand and am doing the damned fanfic meme. Basically, she wrote an awesome little drabble for me (<3<3<3) and now I must reciprocate by drabble!

So! Minions, gather round the campfire! I have 10 drabble slots to fill. Don't be shy now! Please, show me SOMEONE reads this journal! I don't have that many friends on my flist; give your support to the underdog, people! The only catch is - you must then do the meme on your own journal. Now, I won't hold you to that, unlike some people I know! (You're a cruel slavedriver, [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess! I'm revoking your whip priviledges for the next week!) It WOULD be nice if you wrote something for me in return, though! *nudges*

Fandoms I am happy to write for are: Naruto, Harry Potter (EDIT2: but only H/D/H as a main pairing, sorry peeps), Metanoia, Bleach (only up till manga issue #300 - I'm still catching up!), Glee (Lord above help me; I've entered YET ANOTHER fandom! This is getting absurd, Neve!). EDIT: Ooh, forgot Doctor Who!

General disclaimer: I don't own any of these characters. They belong to their respective creators. No profit is being made.

01. [livejournal.com profile] megyal - "How come Sai's catnip to dogs?"
02. [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess - "A Thousand Sparkles" pt. 1 and pt. 2 (Spoilers for Naruto Shippuuden: The Movie)
03. [livejournal.com profile] syrraki - Oh, Kakashi, will you never learn? (Warning for discussions of mpreg and total crack.)
04. [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko - When I think of me, I think of someone else instead. (Metanoia-flavoured drabble!)
05. [livejournal.com profile] syrraki + [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess - "Best-laid Plans of Foxes and Ninjas", pt. 1 and pt. 2 (Warnings: mpreg, crack, terrified!Sasuke :DD) This is a sort-of sequel to the abovementioned "Oh, Kakashi, will you never learn?" drabble.
06. [livejournal.com profile] cherry_blossom4 - "Naruto thinks he should be called Sneaky-sama", pt. 1 and pt. 2. Featuring Hokage!Naruto and Jounin-sensei!Sasuke and his genin team!
07. [livejournal.com profile] aurrai - Naruto the fangirl magnet (Warning: crack!)
08. [livejournal.com profile] prettypriestess (yes, again) - "Walking in your teammate's shoes", pt. 1 and pt. 2
09. [livejournal.com profile] ylmik_wisty - But it's just a bunny!
10. [livejournal.com profile] syrraki - Fangirls ahoy! A somewhat meta drabble, involving Naruto's flowing hair and Sasuke's obsession with water droplets. Oh, and four part-time madwomen.

Don't make me beg, flist!


EDIT: Now complete! /preens
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