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But not today. I’m still very far from well and my energy levels are, well, pretty low. I have no voice, a cough constantly and my chest hurt. It’s still “only” bronchitis, my doctor checked for pneumonia on Wednesday. I’ll need to get back to her tomorrow because I can’t work if I have no voice. I’m SO ready to be rid of this now! My husband is worried for me, which is uncomfortable because he is not the type who worries. I’m more fed up. I missed my belly dance lesson this week and will likely miss the one on Tuesday too. AND I missed the Divine Comedy-concert I had been looking forward to in months! But I had a temperature and such a nast cought that day. The friend I was going with could sell my ticket to someone else so I didn’t lose my money, but I feel bitter over the concert. Another reason to get well- I have tickets for Elvis Costello next Wednesday.

I spend my time reading and watching TV-shows. I’m a bit bored with that now. And napping. Lots of naps punctuated with coughing. I’m bored with that too. I would like to write more, but my body prefer the sofa over the computer chair.

I re-watched Deadwood, which will remain one of my favorite shows. I just wish it had been given another season. Season 3 doesn’t even end with a big finale, things are just halted and there are so many loose ends left hanging. So it was a nice surprise finding a pretty much perfect Deadwood-fic in The Chocolate Box. Not written for me, but if felöt like a gift anyway:

Black Darjeeling, Mature Alma/Al In which a partnership is formed and consummated. (May God help anyone who ever happens to get in its way.) The author has not only an eye for the character, the voices are perfect too! I could never mimic the very characteristic way Al speaks. The fic nicely sets off their very different characters and makes it work perfectly!

I got a nice little Mummy-fic as gift, but it’s extremely dark, so only read it if you are in the mood for it. Not at all explicit, but there are warnings for non-con and murder:

Bleeding For You (Falling Forever), Mature Evy/Imhotep She was his. Perhaps she had always been his, for thousands and thousands of years, destined to be his sacrifice.
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But not today. I’m still very far from well and my energy levels are, well, pretty low. I have no voice, a cough constantly and my chest hurt. It’s still “only” bronchitis, my doctor checked for pneumonia on Wednesday. I’ll need to get back to her tomorrow because I can’t work if I have no voice. I’m SO ready to be rid of this now! My husband is worried for me, which is uncomfortable because he is not the type who worries. I’m more fed up. I missed my belly dance lesson this week and will likely miss the one on Tuesday too. AND I missed the Divine Comedy-concert I had been looking forward to in months! But I had a temperature and such a nast cought that day. The friend I was going with could sell my ticket to someone else so I didn’t lose my money, but I feel bitter over the concert. Another reason to get well- I have tickets for Elvis Costello next Wednesday.

I spend my time reading and watching TV-shows. I’m a bit bored with that now. And napping. Lots of naps punctuated with coughing. I’m bored with that too. I would like to write more, but my body prefer the sofa over the computer chair.

I re-watched Deadwood, which will remain one of my favorite shows. I just wish it had been given another season. Season 3 doesn’t even end with a big finale, things are just halted and there are so many loose ends left hanging. So it was a nice surprise finding a pretty much perfect Deadwood-fic in The Chocolate Box. Not written for me, but if felöt like a gift anyway:

Black Darjeeling, Mature Alma/Al In which a partnership is formed and consummated. (May God help anyone who ever happens to get in its way.) The author has not only an eye for the character, the voices are perfect too! I could never mimic the very characteristic way Al speaks. The fic nicely sets off their very different characters and makes it work perfectly!

I got a nice little Mummy-fic as gift, but it’s extremely dark, so only read it if you are in the mood for it. Not at all explicit, but there are warnings for non-con and murder:

Bleeding For You (Falling Forever), Mature Evy/Imhotep She was his. Perhaps she had always been his, for thousands and thousands of years, destined to be his sacrifice.
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Here are my lovely Yuletide gift and treat. Both well worth reading!

Title: Her Echoes, They Surround
Fandom: The Mummy
Rating: Explicit
Genre: PWP
Word Count: 3779
Characters/pairing: Ardeth Bay/Evy Carnahan O'Connell/Rick O'Connell
Warnings: Well, sex.
Summary: If he beat the monster from Hamunaptra only to go to hell for this instead, it'll still be worth it.

It may be PWP, but it’s very well-written PWP. And not without some seriousness- the beginning is a rather chilling description of how Imhotep and his curse must have affected the common man. And then we get some lovely Ardeth/Evy/Rick, told from Rick’s POV.

Title: Duty, Loyalty, Loneliness
Fandom: Versailles
Rating: Teen and up
Genre: Drama
Word Count: 3653
Characters/pairing: Fabien Marchal/Claudine Masson
Warnings: Quite a few dead bodies..
Summary:Claudine's most regular patient begins sending her the oddest gifts.

Fabien Marchal quickly became one of my favourites characters in Versailles. I also felt there were hints of a relationship in the making between him and Claudine, despite their differences. This fic explores their awkward personalities- neither of them has a very good idea of how to start a love story.
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Here are my lovely Yuletide gift and treat. Both well worth reading!

Title: Her Echoes, They Surround
Fandom: The Mummy
Rating: Explicit
Genre: PWP
Word Count: 3779
Characters/pairing: Ardeth Bay/Evy Carnahan O'Connell/Rick O'Connell
Warnings: Well, sex.
Summary: If he beat the monster from Hamunaptra only to go to hell for this instead, it'll still be worth it.

It may be PWP, but it’s very well-written PWP. And not without some seriousness- the beginning is a rather chilling description of how Imhotep and his curse must have affected the common man. And then we get some lovely Ardeth/Evy/Rick, told from Rick’s POV.

Title: Duty, Loyalty, Loneliness
Fandom: Versailles
Rating: Teen and up
Genre: Drama
Word Count: 3653
Characters/pairing: Fabien Marchal/Claudine Masson
Warnings: Quite a few dead bodies..
Summary:Claudine's most regular patient begins sending her the oddest gifts.

Fabien Marchal quickly became one of my favourites characters in Versailles. I also felt there were hints of a relationship in the making between him and Claudine, despite their differences. This fic explores their awkward personalities- neither of them has a very good idea of how to start a love story.
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I got a really lovely comment from my recipient of my fic in The Darkest Night. So I think it went down well, despite me not being best pleased with it. And I got a great gift fic myself. Very creepy, especially the last two sentences. Very well written too.

Title: A Lover’s Approval
Fandom: The Mummy
Rating: Explicit
Genre: Horror
Word Count: 2400
Characters/pairing: Imhotep/Evy Carnahan O'Connell.
Warnings: Non-con.
Summary: Imhotep gets what he wants, and Evelyn doesn't.
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Chocolate Box brought me this lovely fic, the writer being anonymous for another week. I love it so much, the way Arabella is enchanted, her friendship with Lady Pole and the Gentleman’s casual cruelty when he thinks he is being very grand and great. And period correct details about clothes and dancing too! <3

Title: Our Little Gathering
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Rating: General Audiences
Genre: Friendship
Word Count: 3847
Characters: Arabella Strange, Emma Pole, The Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair, Jonathan Strange
Pairings: Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Warnings: Mind control
Summary: Arabella Strange woke in the middle of the night, dressed, and went beyond the fields we know.

I had written one gift and one treat and got some wonderful feedback from the recipients, which is always lovely.
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Chocolate Box brought me this lovely fic, the writer being anonymous for another week. I love it so much, the way Arabella is enchanted, her friendship with Lady Pole and the Gentleman’s casual cruelty when he thinks he is being very grand and great. And period correct details about clothes and dancing too! <3

Title: Our Little Gathering
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Rating: General Audiences
Genre: Friendship
Word Count: 3847
Characters: Arabella Strange, Emma Pole, The Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair, Jonathan Strange
Pairings: Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Warnings: Mind control
Summary: Arabella Strange woke in the middle of the night, dressed, and went beyond the fields we know.

I had written one gift and one treat and got some wonderful feedback from the recipients, which is always lovely.
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I have managed to post every day of May, just as I had decided to. Even if it was just a music video some days. I don’t really plan to keep it up. I’ll still try to post fairly often, but I preer not to have a “must” as that has a tendency to become more stressful than fun.

Title: Kill Me Romantically
Author: lindest
Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre Angst words, Character Study, Slash, Het
Length: 2323
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Explicit sex, reference to non-con
Characters/pairing: The Fifth Doctor/Peri Brown/The Master (Ainley)
Summary: The Master knows Peri better than the Doctor does.
Why I rec it: Apart from the sex, which is well-written and rather hot, what I really liked about this fic was the “otherness” of the Time Lords comparing to Peri’s human mind. Love and hate has no words in Gallifreyan in this fic and, as a consequence, good and bad doesn’t exactly work as usual either. The central character here is the Master who understands both the Doctor and Peri and I think he is rather wonderfully described. The author calls this a PWP but I don’t agree- there are elements here that will stay with you long after reading.
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Today I ruined myself on tea. Ever tried Kusmi tea? It’s expensive but the quality is wonderful. It isn’t sold everywhere and I often buy it online, which I find a bit of a hassle. So I have been all run out, but I was a bit early when I was a to meet a friend today and made a small detour to kill time. And found that they sell Kusmi tea in a shop just a block from where I usually pass. Yay! So now I have bought Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green the with jasmine and Prince Vladimir, which is a scented black tea and I’m SO happy my salary is due tomorrow.

So this post of brought to you with a steaming cup of Prince Vladimir.

Title:Sarn Invictus
Author:icarus_chained
Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre Gen
Length: 2323
Rating: General Audience
Warnings: None
Characters/pairing: The Master (Delgado), the Master (Ainley)
Summary: To escape immolation on Sarn (Planet of Fire), the Master casts himself temporarily back down his own timestream, and has a brief and enlightening conversation with his past self before it's safe to rejoin the present.
Why I rec it: I gave the prompt “Classic Who, the Master comparing notes with himself” for the Obscure & British Commentfest and this one was one of the answering fics. (The other one, The Spirit of Vengeance by irishvampre13 is also excellent). Sarn Invictus is all I could ever hope for, it’s truly great. Both Master’s are spot on, they have their own distinct voices, but at the same time they are both the Master and both react to himself very much in character. Coinsidently it also gives a (for the show) plausible explanation to how the Master could survive Planet of Fire despite, you know, dying.

Also, both Delgado and Ainley at the same time- my little fangirl heart swoons happily at the very thought of it.
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Title: Home?
Author: vj5 ([livejournal.com profile] lost_spook)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre ´Gen, humor
Length: 7938
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Characters/pairing: Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor, Third Doctor, Mike Yates, Jo Grant, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, The Master (Delgado), John Benton
Summary: Donna asks a reasonable question and the Doctor bends the laws of Time and Space to answer it. Which obviously involves two Doctors, UNIT, the Master and a nasty mess in the space/time continuum..
Why I rec it: I love this story! The various interactions between the characters are hilarious and their voices spot on. I must confess to a special fondness for The Brig and Donna interacting with each other. I think they would have got along wonderfully if they ever had had a chance to meet. But there are several delightful scenes here, the Doctors bickering with each other, Jo realising that Ten is the Doctor, the Doctors joining forces to annoy the Master and so on.
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Title: Nowhere Special - I Always Wanted To Go There
Author: mizface
Fandom: Blazing Saddles
Genre Humor
Length: 1221 words
Rating: General audience
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: Sheriff Bart/Jim “The Waco Kid”
Summary: My little coda to the film.
Why I rec it: I stumbled over this fic quite by chance. Though I think Blazing Saddles is hilarious, it isn’t a fandom I can say I had ever considered. And I’m not much of a slash reader. But this one is just lovely. It’s very funny and the author really get Bart and Jim’s voices, but it is also rather heartbreaking about love that is finally spoken out aloud.
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Just a list of all the fics I have recommended.. As for now recs can be found for Deadwood, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Historian and The Lord of the Rings.


Deadwood

Title: Offerings and Acceptance
Author: fragratfields
Length: Multi-chapter
Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Warnings: Explicit sex
Characters/pairings: Al Swearengen/Alma Garret
Summary: Alma makes an offer Al Swearengen had promised to accept. Awkwardness abounds as two complicated people try to find a way to come together without their usual facades.
Why I rec it: Well, this is smut, but very well-written such. Again, the characters are spot on, which really makes this fic for me. If you haven't seen Deadwood you have missed something!

Doctor Who
Title: The Benevolence of Dragons (AOU)
Author: snowgrouse
Length: One-shot; 789 words
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: The Master(Delgado)/Chin Lee
Summary: A Mr. Emil Keller arrives in Beijing, and for Chin Lee, nothing is the same as it was before.
Why I rec it: I re-watched The Mind of Evil recently and I have kept thinking of Chin Lee after that. In the Master’s second outing he has acquired a pretty young companion. I don’t know if it was intentional to mirror the Doctor or something that was considered to be more frequent, but Chin Lee is rather unique among the Master’s minions, at least until Lucy Saxon. Anyway, I went in search for fanfic about Chin Lee and found exactly one, this one. I think it’s very good. The Master manages to be superbly threatening without actually acting on it. I love how Chin Lee sees him as a dragon, it works very, very well. And using the weather to set the mood is a nice touch as well.


Title: A Car With Character
Author: Memory Dragon
Length: Oneshot
Rating: PG
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairings: Bessie, The Third Doctor/The Master (Delgado) implied.
Summary: Bessie loves her Doctor, but some things were taken too far.
Why I rec it: Just for sheer fun and because a yellow car named Bessie simply must have character.


Title: Friends In High Places
Author: nostalgia
Genre Humor
Length: 1753 words
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: The Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor, The Master (Delgado), River Song, the TARDIS
Summary: In which Torchwood completely fail to locate the Doctor while he's pretty much on their doorstep.
Why I rec it: A couple of short scenes with various characters that are described spot on and why they want to find, or hide, the Doctor, and of course, the Doctor himself. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.


Title: The Master and Mrs. Pond
Author: Memory Dragon
Length: Multi-chapter
Rating: PG
Warnings: None stated
Characters: Amy Pond, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, The Third Doctor, The Master (Delgado)
Summary: Still waiting for her proper Doctor and Rory to find her again, Amy meets the Doctor's best enemy and gets chased around by a giant purple monster. So much for hearing embarrassing stories of the Doctor's childhood over chocolate!
Why I rec it: Because it is fun, I laughed out loud several times! Because the voices, of all the characters are spot on and that is something I always look for in a fic. It's part of a series, really part 2, but I read it before I realised it and didn't suffer


Title: The Master’s Companion
Author: JulisCaesar
Genre Humor
Length: 2103 words
Rating: General audience
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: The Fifth Doctor, The Master (Ainley)
Summary: For some reason, there is an elephant in the Master's TARDIS. He would like to register his displeasure with this.
Why I rec it: I laughed myself silly when I read this one. The elephant is very elephant-like, which the notes explains and the Master tries very hard to not enjoy having an elephant. Or an elephant having him, perhaps. The elephant reminds me of an elephant called Mini in one of Diana Wynne Jones books, an animal capable of walking between worlds- clearly a relative to the Master’s companion.


Title: Queen and Mistress
Author: LilacFree
Genre: Drama
Length: Oneshot
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Graphic sex, BDSM
Characters/Pairings: Peri Brown/The Master (Ainley)
Summary: So what's Peri up to? What's it like being Queen of a bunch of space barbarians? It's no bed of roses. The King is dead and she's in charge. It's all the Doctor's fault. And guess who is darkening her doorstep?
Why I rec it: A story that does a great job balancing consent with real danger.


Title: Threads
Author: Vali
Length: Oneshot
Rating: PG
Warnings: Mentions of sibling incest off stage.
Summary: Who am I? Romana demanded. What am I? Am I anything at all?
Characters: Romana I, The Fourth Doctor, K-9
Why I rec it: I love Romana, especially in her first incarnation and I love how she evolves in this fic.


Title:: Two Hours/Eventually
Author: Daystar Searcher
Genre: Angst
Length: Oneshot
Rating: R
Warnings:References to violence and sexual assault
Characters/Pairings: The Third Doctor, Josephine Grant
Summary: Take place in the very dark alternate universe from Inferno where the Doctor has been imprisoned by UNIT and Jo becomes his assistant after being sentenced to lifetime in prison.
Why I rec it: A rather bleak story that still manage to get the voice of the characters pitch perfect. It has an even darker sequel, Two Birds In A Cage, which I also highly recommend.


Harry Potter
Title: As To A Portrait, Gently Drawn
Author:
Length: Oneshot
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairings: Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape
Summary: Snape patrols, and finds Luna precisely where she is not meant to be. Bathed in light, chalk in hand
Why I rec it: This story is just lovely. Rather sad, but lovely. I also thing Luna is beautifully portrayed and Snape is good as well.

The Historian
Story: Among Some Talk of You and Me
Author: Hokuto
Length: Oneshot
Rating: PG-13
Characters/pairings: The Narrator, Vlad Tepes (Dracula)
Summary: Reader, I pray that you will have the strength to walk with me a little longer.
Why I rec it: The Historian is one of my favourite books, but it does end rather open and with far too little of Dracula in it. This is a perfect koda.

Lord of the Rings
Title:: Escaping Isengard
Author: Zoop
Genre: Drama, angst
Length: Multi-chapter
Rating: R
Warnings: Non-con
Summary: At the end of despair, when all hope has faded, a woman facing the last moments of her life finds the will to survive rekindled by one whose kind robbed her of it to begin with. Now she must decide which evil is the lesser: stay with the beast, or risk worse by leaving him. She soon finds that the horrors she faced in Isengard were not reserved for those in the breeding pits alone.
Why I rec it: A really hard read about a woman who has been used to breed Uruk-hai and is saved by one of them when Isengard falls. There is no cosmetics to make rape and rape recovery anything else than horrible. It’s also very well-written with great character evolvement.
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It’s Sunday and I have another rec for you.

Title: Friends In High Places
Author: nostalgia
Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre Humor
Length: 1753 words
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: The Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor, The Master (Delgado), River Song, the TARDIS
Summary: In which Torchwood completely fail to locate the Doctor while he's pretty much on their doorstep.
Why I rec it: A couple of short scenes with various characters that are described spot on and why they want to find, or hide, the Doctor, and of course, the Doctor himself. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.
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When I returned to fandom this Autumn I decided that I should clean up my act a little. You see, I used to read lots and lots of fanfiction, but I was notoriously bad at giving feedback. Loved to get it, of course, it’s always nice to get a review. But I used to junk read, skimming through a lot of fics and usually not bothering to log in, which is usually a requirement on fic-sites if you want to review. But after a couple of years when I didn’t read fanfic at all, I decided to change that. It makes my day when someone read what I write and tell me they like it, after all, so it seems only fair to do the same.

So I decided to comment when I read something. Even if the fic is several years old. I have never really understood why fics often seem to be viewed as if they have a best-before date. A good story is a good story that rarely changes over time. I haven’t managed to review 100%, I know I have lost a few fics when the computer has crashed or I just had had to log out. But I work on that. I noticed that on the Teaspoon, which keeps a track of reviews given, that I have given feedback 63 times since I joined in November and that isn’t the only place I read fanfic at.

I used to find it a bit intimidating to give feedback, but I find I love it! And as I also try to answer my own reviews, I find that this combination have led to a lot more interaction and finding friends. A win-win situation!

Funny thing is that it has completely changed my fic-reading habits. As my time for reading fanfic is limited and you can’t skim-read if you know you are to comment on it, I read rather few fics now. Which in turn makes me much pickier, I prioritize writer’s who I know I have enjoyed before, for example. I’m much less prone to read a pairing or a character that isn’t on my top-list, which I try to counter-act with belonging to a few contest and challenge communities and read what is posted there.

And I really love it when people rec fics. I belong to and I know some of you do it regularly as well. So I am thinking of reccing a fanfic-a-week, say on Sunday’s, as today. And perhaps some of you would like to join me? I think it could be a very nice way to find fics that one wouldn’t, perhaps, have found, otherwise.

Title: The Benevolence of Dragons (AOU)
Author: snowgrouse
Fandom: Doctor Who, Classic series
Length: One-shot; 789 words
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None stated
Characters/pairing: The Master(Delgado)/Chin Lee
Summary: A Mr. Emil Keller arrives in Beijing, and for Chin Lee, nothing is the same as it was before.
Why I rec it: I re-watched The Mind of Evil recently and I have kept thinking of Chin Lee after that. In the Master’s second outing he has acquired a pretty young companion. I don’t know if it was intentional to mirror the Doctor or something that was considered to be more frequent, but Chin Lee is rather unique among the Master’s minions, at least until Lucy Saxon. Anyway, I went in search for fanfic about Chin Lee and found exactly one, this one. I think it’s very good. The Master manages to be superbly threatening without actually acting on it. I love how Chin Lee sees him as a dragon, it works very, very well. And using the weather to set the mood is a nice touch as well.
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Day 10

Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you. (The recs from Day 1 might be a good place to start!) Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.


So I did just that, went to the recs of Day 1 and picked Interdepartmental Cooperation by MariannaMerlo.
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters; Percy Weasley/Oliver Wood
Rating: NC-17

I choose this story because I read rather little slash and would never search out fics with either of these characters. It’s an absolutely charming story of how Oliver Wood start to work at the Ministry of Magic and really gets under Percy’s skin. Written from Percy’s POV and all his pomposity and insecurities are there, but he is much more endearing than in the books and Oliver is just lovely. Do read it and don’t forget to comment.
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Day 7

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Oh, I’m the queen of tropes. A majority of my stories are melodramas were the villain twirls his mustaches and crones “I have you now, my pretty!” to the hapless heroine. It is perfectly ok, I write for fun and not profit and I have great fun writing such stories. My editing tool doesn’t, it frequently complains that I write clichés.
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Day 6

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I have decided to make a rec-list. Apart from the joy of writing, the only reward a fanfic-writer gets is feedback. It ought to be so simple that if you write a great story you will get great feedback, but that is sadly not the case. I think most who write fics know how it feels to put a lot of work in a story, feeling that this is actually really good, then put it out and nothing happens. Nada. Zip. Perhaps the story wasn't that good after all, but there are other factors at work. Perhaps it's a small fandom, which have fewer readers. It can be a story that deals with difficult subjects, somehow readers seem to be less inclined to say "Great story" when the main reaction after is "Eeep!" (which doesn't have to be a bad reaction). :) People also gravitate to popularity and a well-known fic-writer will get more feedback than an unknown. I'm not saying all this to moan, but because I actually find it very interesting how people choose to interact with each other.

As a fic-reader myself, I must also add laziness. You read a nice story, but you can't be bothered to write down a simple sentence and press a send-button. It takes a minute or two and the author will get happy , so why not do it? I know I am at fault here and I'm actively working on giving feedback when I like a story. I have also encountered the attitude "No one gives me feedback, so why should I?". Well, perhaps if you review, the person who wrote the story will check yours out and return the favour. And sometimes you realise that someone has gushed over your story and recced it to high heavens, which is wonderful, but it would have been nice to be told that, because, you know, feedback.

So here are my recs. Go, read, enjoy and give feedback. And yes, I will look each author up and tell them that I have recced them! No ranking, just in alphabetic order, but mostly Doctor Who as that is what I have indulged myself in, recently..

Story: Offerings and Acceptance by fragratfields
Fandom: Deadwood
Summary: Alma makes an offer Al Swearengen had promised to accept. Awkwardness abounds as two complicated people try to find a way to come together without their usual facades.
Characters: Al Swearengen/Alma Garret
Rating and warnings: R and explicit sex it is.
Why I rec it: Well, this is smut, but very well-written such. Again, the characters are spot on, which really makes this fic for me. If you haven't seen Deadwood you have missed something!

Story: A Car With Character by Memory Dragon
Fandom: Classic Doctor Who
Summary: Bessie loves her Doctor, but some things were taken too far.
Characters: Bessie, The Third Doctor/The Master (Delgado) implied.
Rating: PG
Why I rec it: Just for sheer fun and because a yellow car named Bessie simply must have a character.

Story: Friends In High Places by nostalgia
Fandom: Doctor Who, both classic and new
Summary: Why Torchwood and Jack never found the Doctor when he was working for UNIT pretty much on their doorstep. I mean, apart from glaring incompetence.
Characters: The Master (Delgado), The Third Doctor, The Tenth Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jack Harkness, River Song, Donna Noble, The Doctor's TARDIS
Rating: PG-13
Why I rec it: It's fun, of course, but it also seem plausible (as much as anything is in the whoverse), I can very well imagine that this is what happened. Also, I always like when the TARDIS has her say.

Story: The Master and Mrs. Pond by Memory Dragon
Fandom: Doctor Who, both classic and new.
Summary: Still waiting for her proper Doctor and Rory to find her again, Amy meets the Doctor's best enemy and gets chased around by a giant purple monster. So much for hearing embarrassing stories of the Doctor's childhood over chocolate!
Characters: Amy Pond, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, The Third Doctor, The Master (Delgado)
Rating: PG
Why I rec it: Because it is fun, I laughed out loud several times! Because the voices, of all the characters are spot on and that is something I always look for in a fic. It's part of a series, really part 2, but I read it before I realised it and didn't suffer.

Story: Threads by Vali
Fandom: Classic doctor Who
Summary: Who am I? Romana demanded. What am I? Am I anything at all?
Characters: Romana I, The Fourth Doctor, K-9
Rating and warnings: PG. Mentions of sibling incest off stage.
Why I rec it: I love Romana, especially in her first incarnation and I love how she evolves in this fic.

Story: As To A Portrait, Gently Drawn by
Fandom: Harry Potter
Summary: Snape patrols, and finds Luna precisely where she is not meant to be. Bathed in light, chalk in hand
Characters: Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape
Rating: PG-13
Why I rec it: This story is just lovely. Rather sad, but lovely. I also thing Luna is beautifully portrayed and Snape is good as well.

Story: Among Some Talk of You and Me by Hokuto
Fandom: The Historian
Summary: Reader, I pray that you will have the strength to walk with me a little longer.
Characters: Tha Narrator, Vlad Tepes (Dracula)
Rating: PG-13.
Why I rec it: The Historian is one of my favourite books, but it does end rather open and with far too little of Dracula in it. This is a perfect koda.
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Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"

It doesn't have to be anything complex - it can be feedback for a fanwork or discussing something you might have in common or even simply admiring their icon. The point is to reach out to someone you normally wouldn't and connect with them, even if it's only for the briefest moment
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Well, I went ahead and checked a fandom I haven’t read before; H. P Lovecraft and left a comment on this very funny fic:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Teenage Yithian by Bethynyc
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I just noticed this, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip and I thought it would be fun to participate.

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Fanfiction for me, of course.

A Conversation
Fandom: Doctor Who The Master (Roger Delgado) visits River Song in prison.
Why I rec it: Because my mind suddenly started to wonder what these two character would think of each other and I find the result quite funny. Rated PG.

All Within
Fandom: Harry Potter. Lucius Malfoy/Luna Lovegood, sort of.
Why I rec it: It was very interesting to try to write Lucius as a person who has done a lot of bad things and isn’t a very nice, but still have a capacity for love and Luna is challenging and fun to write, period. Rated R for non-explicit NC and off stage violence and death. AU-fic taking place after Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

Silence
Fandom: Peter Pan
Why I rec it. It’s an eerie story where Hook has managed to win over Peter Pan and finds that there is no sweet victory. I find it a bit scary and I wrote it myself. PG-13.

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