AO3-meme

Mar. 10th, 2019 02:24 pm
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I have the flu. I’ve had it since last Sunday so I’m on the mend now, but still, feel weak as a kitten. Hence the radio silence. I have been reading though, even if I haven’t had the energy to comment, and seen this fanfic meme floating around. It feels like something I can manage to do.

Rules: Go to your AO3 works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions!

FANFIC - 110, which isn’t everything I have written, but what I still feel ok showing people.

What’re your first and second most common work ratings?
Teen And Up Audiences (44)
General Audiences (40)
Fancy that- I go around thinking I write mostly explicit stuff, but clearly that is not true!

What’s your most common archive warning?
Well, “No Archive Warnings Apply” is most common with 89 fics. But the most common “real” warning is Rape/Non-Con (15).

Least common?
Graphic Depictions Of Violence (3)

Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?
No. I feel I have a passable grip on a few things and rarely stray.

How many stories have you made in each pairing category?
F/M (71)
Gen (29)
F/F (6)
M/M (5)
Multi (3)

Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?
I prefer het and gen. I’ve never given it a throughout analysis, but partly, I think, because I usually identify with female characters and same-sex pairings don’t turn me on.

What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers?
Doctor Who (32)
Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie (17)
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling (8)
Versailles (TV 2015) (8)

Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?
Peter Pan was my first fandom and all but one of those fics were written more than 10 years ago. I did visit again last year, but I don’t consider myself active in it. I never really considered myself active in Harry Potter, and the last three I have written are actually remixes. But I’m still active in Doctor Who and Versailles. I’ve always had multiple fandoms though, and about 12 of the fandoms I’ve written for only have one fic.

What are your top 4 relationship tags?
Wendy Darling/James Hook, (7) [Peter Pan]
The Master (Doctor Who)/River Song (7) [Doctor Who] Though most of the Masters and Missy, not only one of them.
Fabien Marchal/Sophie de Clermont (7) [Versailles]
Vanessa Ives/Sir Malcolm Murray (3) [Penny Dreadful]

Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled?
Mostly unpuzzled. Wendy/Captain Hook was the first ship I wrote, so even if I haven’t written it for more than a decade, it’s still not so odd it’s there. The Master/River Song pops up from time to time- it’s an ongoing series where Rivers meets the Master on various stages of their timeline, and they are not always romantically involved. Fabien/Sophie has been my main OTP for the last few years, so not strange either. But though I vastly enjoyed Penny Dreadful and vaguely shipped Sir Malcolm/Vanessa I’ve never considered them a pairing I wrote much for. Well, 3 fics aren’t much. I’m not much of an OTPer- I ship wildly instead.

What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2?
Humor (13)
Dark (12)
and
Mind Games (5)
Unresolved Sexual Tension (5)

What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into a fic?
I think I could easily write a fic with the tags dark, mind games and UST, but I don’t think I could fit in humor there...

How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?
I have 3. The End of the Story (Versailles) I’m currently working on, and it’s mostly done; I’m just stuck at the beginning of my current chapter. I plan to finish this one soon. Mary's Tale (Sleppy Hollow 1999)is complete in my mind and I really want to finish it. But I started to write this in 2006, and my English is so much better now. I feel that I need to edit the previous chapters before adding new ones. But I do want to finish it. Dudley’s Cousin (Harry Potter) I’m dithering about. I don’t really feel the love for it anymore, but it’s also one of my most popular fics (go figure), so I feel an obligation to finish it. Currently, I’m going back and forth about doing that or remove it altogether.

I also have two series who are incomplete, but A Little Less Than Kin (Doctor Who) is my Master/River stories, and the fics stand alone and it doesn’t matter much is a new fic comes, or not. They don’t have any particular order either- or rather they have two particular chronological orders depending if you read it from the master’s timeline or from River’s. So a new fic, if/when it comes, will most likely plop down somewhere in the middle for both of them.

Your Heart’s Desire is a bit trickier. It’s Dracula/The Historian fanfic, or rather fics with Dracula- they don’t really tie in with any book, and I never intended to make a series. I wrote one, and then years later got an idea for a sequel, and I realised I wanted to make it a trilogy. But the idea is taking it’s long good time to mature. And at this point, I feel I need to edit the two first stories first as well, both for language and to add a few things to tie them all better together.

Life

Feb. 19th, 2019 07:15 am
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Not much has happened. February isn’t my favourite month- I’m very tired of winter by now. Though most of the snow has melted away, everything is in dreary greys and everything is muddy. The dogs are incredibly dirty, and every walk has to end with the dreaded towel. I don’t know why being gently toweled is such a big deal, but they behave like I’m whipping them with it.

I had a week off from work, but it didn’t take- I was as tired when I got back to work as I was before. I still think I’m mentally behind from everything that happened last year.

I had a session with a PT and he helped me log in to a very nifty thing. It’s eight machines which go through all the major muscles, and when I log in the computer send me to one machine and it automatically reset itself to suit my height and weight resistance. After 46 sec of lifting I have 30 sec to move to the next machine and after two rounds I’m automatically logged off. I imagine all this are much too wishy-washy for hardcore people, but I’m just beginning. I also find training very boring and it helps hugely with my motivation of going that I know I don’t have to bother with the fiddly bits around the actual training.

I, Myra and Magdalene go together on Sunday to help each other fitting our Robe à la françaises. They are a bore to fit on yourself- I know because I’ve done it, so it was a huge relief having help. I have a narrow back and a very narrow ribcage; my underbust measurement is smaller than my waist, but I have very large breasts. It makes fitting difficult in ordinary clothes, but add 18th century stays and the fitting becomes a nightmare.

This is what it looks like right now, though the colour is off; it’s actually a cool dark brown. I need to sew down all the seams on the bodice now and re-pleat the back. We will get back together in March and by then I want it done enough so I can get help fitting the sleeves. Ignore the white stuff in the front. They are just there for fitting purposes. Everything you can see of the brown lining will be cut away and the gap will be filled with a decorated stomacher.



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March is well underway, but I haven’t had time to settle my thoughts for summing up February until now.

Lif in general Obviously not on top with my father’s illness and my sister being worried.

Health February continued being bad health-wise, with something swollen in my stomach, and then getting half of my face paralysed. Borrelia is very peculiar. But I’m feeling a lot better after my antibiotics treatment, and in retrospect I think I have had symptoms for a long time; more than a year, because I feel markedly different. But all the different sources for stress has made my eating habits go nuts, and for the first time in many years I have gained weight.

I miss the belly dancing, but given how ill I have been it was probably for the best. Feeling so much better now I’m going to check when they have the drop-in lessons and try to go to them. I’m also, finally, getting back in taking long walks with the dogs. I have also checked out where I can go to yoga close to my home. There are two places. One basically across the road, and one a five minutes walk, so both are very close, and both has good reputation. The one closest to me is cheapest, but they also have significantly fewer classes than the other place. And their online schedule only says “Yoga”, though they state elsewhere they have different classes. So I don’t know yet how many of those classes I could actually go to. The other place is more than double in price, have a lot of classes, as well as pilates and a swimming pool. For the moment i’m inclined to go with the cheaper place, though i will have to check out that schedule first. It’s not that i can’t afford the other place, but I’d like to be certain this agree with me as much as I think before I commit to a higher cost.

I’ll have to wait until next month anyway, as this month saw an expensive visit to the dentist- sweden’s health care is free, apart, for some reason, the dentist. Meanwhile I have been working through Adriene’s Foundations of Yoga series to learn more about the positions. I’ve also checked out her beginner’s videos and tried out one yesterday which seems to be on the level my body can handle. The plan is to do it regularly and see what happens.

Economy Money is unusually tight due to the dentist. I’m still working on limiting my purchases. Books are a big culprit as it’s way too easy with Kindle’ “one-click” system. Also, it’s easy to find a lot of cheap books there, but a lot of a little adds up to a lot in the end. Best not to check Amazon at all… We are also going to England in two weeks, which will be another drain, even if I don’t plan any shopping sprees.

Sewing I’m finally back on the sewing wagin. My black corset is temporarily on hold as I need more boning. So I’m currently sewing a chemise and a pair of drawers in a nice self-striped cotton batiste. It’s not super exciting, but I need underwear anyway.
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This time with the cold from hell. I'm sure it will be over eventually...

Life

Nov. 9th, 2017 04:26 pm
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Life seems to pull itself together, in that one thing has been fixed. I’m still very tired, so I will likely remain a bit invisible here. But this is what is fine now:

When Tom became ill they found a “something” in his stomach, which was first thought to be the source of his illness. It wasn’t, but it turned out to be a tumour. Not a malign one, he has always had one of his testicles placed wrongly, and if that happens they may become tumours in the end. This explained another thing I don’t think I have mentioned earlier. This summer Tom started to loose fur. First on his chest, then his tummy and starting on neck and tail. We’ve been to the Vet about it, but until now they have been unable to determine why. Now we know; the tumour had started to produce oestrogen which in male dogs can cause hair loss. After some consideration we decided to have it removed. At first we didn’t want to put our old dog through surgery, but we talked to two vets who both thought it would work. So he had surgery a week ago. As it turned out it was lucky we did, because in the few weeks since the tumour was detected, it had more than doubled in size. Very soon it would have caused him considerably pain. He is quite perky, and the wound looks as good as can be expected. His fur should start growing back in about a month. He is rather annoyed over the cone of shame though:

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I’m back! I understand you must have missed me terribly. ;)

Vacation was good without being spectacular. Summer has been sunny, but not very warm, generally around 20-22C. Everyone complains about it, but not me, because i detest heat, so for me the weather has been perfect.

The first week was spent in the summer house, only reading and sewing. We have two houses and my parents live in the other one, but they are very easy to get along with, and I enjoy having a little extra time with them. Mum and I went swimming before breakfast every morning. We also had a garden party, which was great fun.

The last three weeks we have been more back and forth- a few days in the summer house, a few days at home. We also went to see husband’s brother and his wife, who live in a small town basically in the middle of Sweden. My BiL and husband are super different when it comes to interest and looks, but they have quite similar personalities. I like both him and my SiL a lot, and it was great to see them. We also had time to visit my sister on our way home. My nephew grows more charming the older he gets. He doesn’t talk at all yet, but is very active and curious.

We had an 18th century picnic with a couple of friends, in the gardens of Drottningholm Castle, which was fun. The gardens are pretty much still as they were planted in the 18th century. The dogs enjoyed it too, especially Tom who managed to steal a whole salami. Luckily we could stop him before he had eaten the whole thing.

I spent a whole day with C, planing our artistic dress movement wardrobe for next summer.

The Kid’s uncle with family is visiting from US. I’m very fond of my former BiL, and his daughter are pure delight. She is two years old now and is completely fluent in both Swedish and English. She loves dogs, and was very good at petting them. She got a bit over excited at first, but when I explained the dogs didn’t like it when she was shouting and jumping, she calmed down. And was overjoyed when Teddie immediately came and lay down beside her.

I’m still working on the embroidered 18th century gown. The finishing touches involves a lot of hand sewing, which takes time. I’ve also almost finished and 1915 corset. Though now everything is on pause except a 1670’s mantua which have to be finished by September 16, as we are going to a 17th century ball then.

And I have been writing a bit. I’m halfway finished with my fic for the Remix-challenge, and have a finished synopsis for the Darkest Night. I’ve also written a chapter, and then a half on my Versailles fic. It’s funny, isn’t it, how you can write a couple of mediocre chapters and get rave reviews, and then pulls out something which you really would like an opinion on, and total silence settles? I have a terrible feeling the last chapter was a disaster and that no one liked it.

I doubt I will be able to read up on everything which has happened in my absence, but I will at least take a stab at it.
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If you think you have seen little of me this summer, soon you will see even less. My vacation has just started, and will continue for four glorious weeks. As we went to France in May, we haven’t planned to do more than spend time at the summer house and relax. I won’t be online much, if at all, until the end of August. I am going to spend a little time to comment on this nice meme, though:

COME PLAY @ THE [ FIC POSITIVITY FEEDBACK MEME ]
my thread here


Come on over and leave some nice feedback- and to get some. My thread is here.

I also have to finish my letter and sign-up to The Darkest Night before I leave for the archipelago. Hope you all will have a nice August!

Life

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:49 pm
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What I’ve done today:

Looked at the pieces of a cross-stitch bag I made 20 years ago, but couldn’t figure out how to sew together. In my effort to finish my sewing UFO’s I have decided to do them by age. After this hiatus I at once spotted a mistake I had done in sewing the shoulder strap together, and when this was unpicked, it is suddenly clear how it should all go together. Duh!

Watered the plants on the balcony and puzzled over a mystery plant in a pot there should only be a rose. I’m very pleased with having a nice balcony, after only seven years. Nils is less pleased.- he is used as having the balcony without humans.

Helped a friend compile a source list over historical corsetry and makeup facts to bust someone who had posted a long faulty article on a FB-group and then claimed it must be true because they found the information on the Net. Le sigh.

Also, worked.
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Sweden switched to summertime last weekend, which invariable makes me feel jet-lagged and cranky. As I do when we go into winter time too. I would much rather we kept to one time all year round.

And on Sunday my spring allergies exploded- I strongly suspect the birches. I hate feeling congested and stupid. But it’s pretty outside, especially by the lake when I am walking the dogs. The downside with the warmer weather is that Tom catches mice. Suddenly he jumps one-two-three and the poor thing squeals its last. I hate it, but I don’t know how to stop it- he does it even when he’s on the leach. Luckily he is very good at dropping it when I tells him. I keep telling him he is bred for sheepherding, not hunting. Teddie, on the other hand, has no instincts at all- he only wants to goof around. To his delight the swan couple was back today. He loves them and lives in hope they will someday want to play with him. They, on the other hand, are not pleased at all with this doggly adoration.

I haven’t done a what I have been watching-post in ages, so here goes. Everything under the cut may contain spoilers.

Grimm )

But OUAT! Well, I think I can safely say I will give up this show after this season. And I stay on now only because I really am very fond of Oded Fehr and I hope he will turn up again. I even saw that trite shit called Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo for his sake. (and was rewarded with a naked Oded Fehr, those minutes sure wasn’t wasted). But when it comes to OUAT I have grown tired of this constant bombardment of new characters who are given no grounding and who are gone before one get to know them. And all the villains! What’s wrong with having one or possibly two Big Bad each season? This is what I think goes on in the heads of those who are behind OUAT (beware of snarking):

OUAT )

Supernatural )

The Blacklist ) I’ve also started to watch Blacklist redemption, which I like, thought it’s much more a straight up action thriller. I like Famke Jensen and I also like that they have opted to give a woman around 50 such a hefty role.

Husband and I are also watching Eureka, which is a re-watch for me, and new to him. It’s a rather charming show, I think. I was a bit surprised to see Tygh Runyan (Fabien Marchal in Versailles pop up in an episode as Fargo’s grandfather. I recognized the voice before I placed the face- he looked quite different without a long wig and facial hair.

A good day

Mar. 24th, 2017 03:06 pm
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My Mum do genealogy, and I gave her a DNA test for her 70th birthday. Now the answer has arrived and yesterday she came over, as she felt she needed help to make sense of all the information. So now I know I belong to haplogroup H, and on my mother’s side I'm 100% European. To no big surprise she is 76% Scandinavian and 18% West/Central European. That should be all the Walloon ancestors who came to Sweden in the 17th century. But then there was 6% Finnish, which was a surprise. Mum’s theory is that comes from the Finnish soldiers Karl XI moved to the part of Sweden my Mum’s family comes from. Now I’m very tempted to purchase another kit and make my father do the test. There ought to be some East European and Jewish ancestry there.

This week I work sex days, so it was nice that my day off yesterday was so lovely. Though I’m not done with my sorting and decluttering, i have dones enough to really see a difference. Throughout March I have been consistent with doing 15 minutes of tidying every day, and you know what- it shows! Yesterday i woke up at 8, did the usual morning things and then did 15 minutes of tidying. Then I looked around to see if I need to do something more as my Mum, only to realise I didn’t need to do anything! I even had time to sew for 30 minutes before she arrived at 10. We had coffee, and checked the DNA analysis and chatted, and then I followed her to the bus station at 12.30 and then shopped. (I live a five minutes walk from the food store), and then had lunch. Took the dog’s on a long walk, sewed for another 30 minutes and then did pilates for another 30. Then I looked at the watch and realised it was only a little after 4 and I didn’t have anything to do until I was to start dinner at 6.

Such an odd sense of freedom! I’m so used to always feel I have a lot of household chores to do, but there was nothing! So I made myself a cup of tea and read until it was time to make dinner. After dinner husband and I spent some time together, and then I went to bed at 11.
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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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I had a really good weekend. My friend C came to visit on Saturday evening and stayed the night. Both she and K are in the middle of rather taxing educations so I don’t see them much during term. C is also working as she isn’t allowed any student's loan, so she is in a permanent state of exhaustion. So it was great catching up.


Much to my surprise two of my nominations for Yuletide has got an extra request and also offers. So it’s not completely unlikely I will get a fic for one of those. I also requested The Versailles, The Mummy Series and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which all seems to have a fair share of requests and offers.


Hobbes has given up sleeping in the shower to sleep on top of the (closed) toilet seat instead. Which means we have to remove him if we want to use it. And then have upset black cat hollering at you over the rudeness of waking him up.

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Today I napped in the garden.

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Was what my husband said first when he phoned me at work today. Then he told me that Teddie had been hit by a car... He mostly is fine too, the car just touched him and one of his foreleg is a bit swollen. He limps, but he puts weight on the leg when he stands still and we can handle the leg without him flinching.

Still we all feel a bit shaken. Tom has been all over the whole evening and husband hasn't felt to great either. Truth be told I'm rather upset with him because I have always felt he lets the dog go unleashed too optimistically. But it's no help for anybody of I say that because husband don't need any help in the blamin department. Also, they were on a street were you are just allowed to walk and there is a fench separating that from the road. Teddie just found a way to get through it. We walk there every dfay and he has never done anything like it before and he is nine years old.

I'm so grateful he just limps, though. We may go to the bed tomorrow if he seems worse, but apart from the limp and stiffness he eats and drinks as he should and has not problems doing what he needs outside.

Life

Dec. 14th, 2015 08:45 pm
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Is pretty good right now.

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