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lilacsigil: Beverley Katz from "Hannibal" (beverley with map)
Monday, May 4th, 2015 05:23 pm
The Rarely Written (formerly Rarewomen) Exchange is up!

I was fortunate enough to receive an absolutely amazing work, featuring Freddie Lounds from Hannibal (TV series) fandom. Freddie is her usual fabulous, cruel, hard-boiled self here, but as she tries to pry a story out of Beverly Katz, she starts to think a little less about her big break story and a little more about the evidence. Freddie is one of my favourite characters - you know the saying "Nobody on Hannibal knows they're on Hannibal?" Well, whether Freddie knows or not, she acts like someone who does, like she expected the world to be that way all along, and she fights and kicks and profits at every opportunity. She's perfect, here, never vulnerable and yet a little open to change. The prose is stunning - if you enjoy the bizarre and beautiful cinematography of the show, you will enjoy this fic. Spoilers for both seasons of Hannibal, gory events from the show mentioned but generally much less graphic than the show.


Telling Stories (6238 words) by Miss_M
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hannibal (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Beverly Katz & Freddie Lounds, Beverly Katz/Freddie Lounds
Characters: Freddie Lounds, Beverly Katz, Jack Crawford, Bedelia Du Maurier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Enemies to Friends, Female-Centric, Investigations, Banter, Canonical Character Death, POV Female Character
Summary:

When Abigail rebuffs her, Freddie Lounds finds another way to stay close to the Minnesota Shrike investigation – she approaches Beverly Katz.

lilacsigil: Faiza Hussain from MI:13 (Faiza)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 08:21 pm
Thank you for writing for me! I'd love fic in any of the requested fandoms and I'm also open to crossovers or fusions between any of them. Mostly, I want you to have a good time writing, so while I've tried to make suggestions for each fandom, if they don't work for you, feel free to write what you want to write.

Things I enjoy: stories about female characters, plot, character interaction, gen fic or any of femslash/het/slash, exploring a canon world. I also like OCs as a way to expand the canon universe, so if that's a direction you want to go that's in the spirit of [community profile] rarelywritten, that would be great too. AUs are fine – both in the sense of a deviation from canon and a completely different world – as long as they're not mundane AUs. (Modern AUs are fine – superpowered coffee shops or high school on a Zeppelin would be great!)

Things I don't enjoy: non-con or rape, non-canon character deaths (canon deaths or casefile OC deaths are fair game), adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, mundane AUs.

Specific Fandoms

Long Live the Queen )

Agent Carter )

Agents of SHIELD )

Elementary )

Hannibal )

Marvel 616 )
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 03:04 pm
For Yuletide this year I both wrote and received fic in the awesome Queen's Thief fandom. It's a very twisty, plotty series of books, but fortunately my recipient asked for a missing scene in the books so I didn't have to try to plot to Megan Whalen Turner's standards!

The fic I received managed to include one of my favourite things in fic without me even mentioning it (good footnotes) so that alone would have been thrilling, but it's a future fic, a historian looking back on the rule of the two Queens I requested. It was wonderful seeing what little details about the Queens' lives made it through to posterity, and the author even included excerpts of letters and histories and highly debated writings by the one character in the books who does actually write things down. And, of course, since the series had a potential future event as a major motivator for certain characters, it was fascinating to see how that worked out in both the person and writing of the historian.

The Two Queens (1782 words) by plalligator
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eddis/Sophos (Queen's Thief), Attolia/Eugenides (Queen's Thief)
Characters: Eddis (Queen's Thief), Attolia (Queen's Thief)
Additional Tags: Meta, Original Character(s)
Summary:

A Treatise on the Partnership Between Eddis Thēlykό and Attolia Έndoxē During the Golden Age (Excerpts from the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2)


compiled by the scholar Sophia in the year 1022



The fic I wrote was a lot of fun - Eugenides is a highly unreliable narrator, and when I got to the end of the first section which features an improbable feat of thieving, I realised that he was telling the story, so then I had to think about who was his audience, and that set up the rest of the fic for me. The title is from this poem by Rumi which I think is highly appropriate for the characters in question.

A Ruby Held Up to the Sunrise )

Or here at AO3.
lilacsigil: Japanese girl writing (Write)
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 12:47 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing a story for me! I've tried to put plenty of information for each fandom, but if you would like to write something completely different please feel free! I am also happy for you to include as many or as few of the nominated characters as you wish. If you're not sure about anything, or want to do a crossover with another fandom and need to check if I know it, just ask my partner [personal profile] st_aurafina.

Things I enjoy: stories about female characters, plot, character interaction, gen fic or any of femslash/het/slash, exploring a canon world. I also like OCs as a way to expand the canon universe, so if that's a direction you want to go, that would be great too. AUs are fine – both in the sense of a deviation from canon and a completely different world – as long as they're not mundane AUs. (Modern AUs are fine, as long as they're not mundane modern AUs – superpowered coffee shops or high school on a Zeppelin would be just fine!)

Things I don't enjoy: non-con or rape, non-canon character deaths (canon deaths are fair game), adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, mundane AUs.


Baker Street )

Daredevil (comics) )

Emma Frost (comic) )

The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner )

Storm )

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina

(SPOILERS for books one and two – please don't read unless you've read the books, because there are story-destroying spoilers here! If this interests you and you'd like to read the books, head over to The Firstwood to check them out!)

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina MAJOR SPOILERS )
lilacsigil: Korra ready to fight by crossedwires (Korra)
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 09:44 pm
Title: Oasis
Fandom: The Legend of Korra
Written for: Triskaidekalogue for [community profile] femslashex
Characters: P'Li/Ming-Hua, Zaheer
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6000
Content warnings: violence
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] st_aurafina for the beta.

Summary: P'Li was the a prisoner - and secret weapon - of a warlord for three long years. Now she's going home, but it's a dangerous journey even with waterbender Ming-Hua and her friend Zaheer to help.

Set late in the incarnation of Avatar Aang.

Oasis )
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lilacsigil: X-23 and Jubilee sitting in a tree (x-23 and jubilee)
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 03:09 pm
My [community profile] femslashex fic arrived! It's a fantastic transposition of Jubilee and Clarice's comics backstories into movieverse, and deals with Jubilee's reaction to Logan's memory changes at the end of DoFP and what that meant for the Jubilee & Logan relationship. Clarice's AOA backstory completely works in the less fantastical movieverse, which is impressive in itself, but it also means character development for Creed, and I have to say this is the first time I've ever felt anything positive towards any of the non-AoA versions.

What You Need (1644 words) by heeroluva
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Movies), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clarice Ferguson/Jubilation Lee
Characters: Clarice Ferguson, Jubilation Lee, Victor Creed
Summary:

With both the past and present rewritten, Logan loses more than he ever knows. Jubilee finds a confidant in the most unexpected place.

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lilacsigil: John Byrne art of Destiny and Mystique, caption "Destined" (destiny mystique)
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 07:52 pm
Two new lots of comics to give away! I will post anywhere in the world. Feel free to let other fans know about this if you think they'd like anything.

1. Excalibur, the excellent Warren Ellis run. Issues #87-105, missing #98 and #103, but with the Dream Nails and Soul Sword stories intact. Lots of Kitty Pryde, Pete Wisdom, Moira MacTaggart, Kurt Wagner, Rahne Sinclair and Douglock!

2. West Coast Avengers, the original 4 issue miniseries from 1984, plus issues 5, 9 and 19 from the ongoing series that followed. Watch Hawkeye put together a team of Avengers based in Los Angeles! Also features Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man, Iron Man and lots of excellent 80s fashion like short denim shorts (for Simon) and woolly thigh-high legwarmers (for Greer).

Not claimed from the last round:

Vertigo: Shadows Fall, six issue miniseries, complete. Very early 90s Vertigo style urban horror, nice art.
lilacsigil: Jean Grey, Marvel Comics, "On Fire" (phoenix fire)
Monday, July 28th, 2014 08:42 pm
I'm cleaning out a lot of comics while we move house and I would rather pass them along to fellow fans if anyone wants them. Happy to send them anywhere for free. Feel free to let other fans know about this if you think they'd like anything.

Today's offerings:

X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, five issue miniseries, complete. Great for fans of Rachel Grey, the Shi'Ar, or wacky X-Men space adventures. Also good for fans of Vulcan but I don't know if there are any.

Vertigo: Shadows Fall, six issue miniseries, complete. Very early 90s Vertigo style urban horror, nice art.
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lilacsigil: Child Mystique, close up on face (Mystique baby)
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 01:00 pm
Title: The Getting of Magic
Fandom: X-Men First Class/Harry Potter
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] xmenbigbang
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Raven Darkholme, Moira MacTaggert, Albus Dumbledore, First Class ensemble, plus various X-Men comics and Harry Potter characters.
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 65,000
Content warnings: mentions of the Holocaust, Nazis, physical and emotional child abuse and period-appropriate language.
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] st_aurafina for an epic beta and to [livejournal.com profile] afrocurl for running the Big Bang comm and getting me to finish this fic!

With art by [livejournal.com profile] sunryder at AO3 or at tumblr.

Summary: It's September 1947 and Hogwarts is finally getting back to normal after the disruptions of the war against Grindelwald and the Muggle World War. Transfiguration teacher Albus Dumbledore has been searching for students who have missed out on starting at Hogwarts, such as Charles Xavier and his sister Raven who have been hiding in the US, and refugee Erik Lehnsherr. Grindelwald's supporters are still strong, though, and it's going to be a turbulent first year for Charles, Raven, Erik and their friends.

The Getting of Magic on AO3

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Epilogue
lilacsigil: Child Mystique, close up on face (Mystique baby)
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 12:11 pm
Title: The Getting of Magic
Fandom: X-Men First Class/Harry Potter
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] xmenbigbang
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Raven Darkholme, Moira MacTaggert, Albus Dumbledore, First Class ensemble, plus various X-Men comics and Harry Potter characters.
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 65,000
Content warnings: mentions of the Holocaust, Nazis, physical and emotional child abuse and period-appropriate language.
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] st_aurafina for an epic beta and to [livejournal.com profile] afrocurl for running the Big Bang comm and getting me to finish this fic!

With art by [livejournal.com profile] sunryder at AO3 or at tumblr.

Summary: It's September 1947 and Hogwarts is finally getting back to normal after the disruptions of the war against Grindelwald and the Muggle World War. Transfiguration teacher Albus Dumbledore has been searching for students who have missed out on starting at Hogwarts, such as Charles Xavier and his sister Raven who have been hiding in the US, and refugee Erik Lehnsherr. Grindelwald's supporters are still strong, though, and it's going to be a turbulent first year for Charles, Raven, Erik and their friends.

Chapter 1 )
lilacsigil: Child Mystique, close up on face (Mystique baby)
Monday, May 26th, 2014 06:05 pm
I am so looking forward to ALL THE FIC! It's one of those terrific fannish movies that keeps its main story together while leaving lots of delicious gaps for ficcers to develop.

All the things I was worrried about were in fact awesome, the time-travel was great and Mystique is my hero.

That said, does it count for the Bechdel Test if a female shapeshifter is impersonating a male character and speaks to a female character about something other than a man?

Spoilers )
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lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 09:30 pm
The first of our Green Zebra tomatoes is ready! They're usually later than the rest of the tomatoes, but they're tangy and delicious. We ate it in a cucumber and tomato salad.

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[image description: a striped green tomato on a blue plastic cutting board]
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