brilligspoons: (asshole)
Internet, I am pleased to say that I made it through yet another family Thanksgiving without punching any of my siblings. It was a close call at some points, but I restrained myself by choosing to pour myself another glass of wine rather than engaging. Hooray! I'm growing as a person! Among other things.

It was nice getting to see my nieces and nephews, too (Dad, Cathy, and I Skyped with Sarah and Kathi on Thursday afternoon - UGH THEY'RE SO CUTE). Bella and Gavin are both getting taller, and it's TERRIBLE. Bella's only 9 and already at my shoulder height. :( Look, I really enjoy not being the shortest person in the family with them around, and I'm just not prepared for them to be bigger than me quite yet. Luckily this dapper little gentleman still has some growing to do:

Monsieur Evan )

(Best thing: he likes to play hockey - my brother is a hockey coach - with spatulas, oven mitts, and bottle caps, so he spent most of Thursday doing that in my parents' kitchen. I may have died from cute a couple times.)

Anyway, in non-family news, the Teen Wolf Holidays 2013 fic collection went live today! Check it out here. There are 60 stories all told, which is AWESOME. :D
brilligspoons: (iron man YES)
So, I made a thing on Friday night.

Pic! )

My shoulder is still radiating pain down my right arm from cranking the forge blower (as seen here) and swinging a hammer down on an anvil for a couple hours, but GUYS, blacksmithing is fun! I mean, frustrating as hell until you figure out what the fuck you're doing (and even then you spend an inordinate amount of time going OH GOD WHY IS THE IRON NOT HEATING UP WHY IS THIS IMPOSSIBLE), but that's pretty much how all crafty-type things are for me. The dudes at the forge were really nice and hilarious, neither [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green nor I came away with any serious burns or anything, and I kind of want to go back and make more stuff. Maybe in the spring? We'll see.

Anyway, I got to hang out with Tina and Decklin's cats for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, and then there was the Project Runway finale and Iron Man 3 to watch. Yesterday I played a lot of WoW, caught up on The Voice, and did laundry. So...I was a little productive, at least.

Also yesterday morning: Bella facetimed me for help on a school project. :D :D :D Am the most ridiculous of ridiculous aunts, I realize, but I can't help but be pleased that she wanted to consult with me. She had to paint a pumpkin to look like a character from a book and answer some questions about personality traits that the author explicitly shows the character having with examples. Luckily for all involved, she's reading the first Harry Potter book and I have scary recall abilities? So we settled on honor and curiosity as the traits to focus on, and I gave her specific sections of the book to reference.

Yes, my $100,000 degree in English literature finally gets some use. \o?

Oh, and Yuletide assignments went out! I'd be a lot more excited if I could make myself write anything at all. BUT. I matched on two fandoms this year, so if I can kick my ass into gear, maybe I'll write my recipient two stories. :D? Still need to figure out how my TWHols fic is going to work, too, but I think I know the main plot. I'm also still interested in doing NaNo next month, but I need to sit down and work out more character details and do some world-building before I fully commit. Maybe I'll do that this coming weekend.

Okay. Let's do this, Monday.
brilligspoons: (douche!)
Finally talked to Doug about how stressed out and overwhelmed I've been since June, and though this hasn't magically made everything better like I'd hoped it would, it IS nice to know that he's aware of it all. Anyway, I'm trying not to think about this shit too much because it makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry when I do, so here is a list of things in my life that are good these days.

+This weekend I'm going apple-picking with [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and Kyleigh! Kyleigh has NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, so I am maybe a little too thrilled about introducing her to the experience. :D

+In related news, I am going to make all the applesauce.

+Also this weekend: [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green and I are going to have fancy s'mores at Max Brenner!

+Have fallen deep into the abyss known as One Direction and it is ruining my life.

+Television! The Sleepy Hollow pilot was decent (have yet to watch the second episode), and I thoroughly enjoy everything Abbie Mills chooses to be. Elementary is back tonight (YAY). The last few weeks of Project Runway have been intense, but it's cool because most of my favorites are still in the competition. The Voice blind auditions started this week and I may have gotten [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah hooked on it COMPLETELY BY ACCIDENT.

I think that's all I'm watching right now. I have to finish Orphan Black and Hell on Wheels and catch up with Almighty Johnsons, but it's hard to make myself do that when I just want to watch Big Fat Quiz Show episodes and 1D vids all the time.

+TWHols assignments went out! Yuletide nominations happened! NaNo is nearly upon us! Maybe one of these days I'll stop feeling like I should never write again and work on something. Anything. Whatever.

+I finally know what my family's holiday plans are. Have literally been asking since May. This shit is usually set in stone at Christmas dinner for the following year.

Alright, back to work with me. Happy Thursday, all. <3
brilligspoons: (ms. marvel)
Hello, person who's been assigned to my [livejournal.com profile] tw_holidays request! I hope you're as excited for this exchange as I am! :D

Cut for people who don't care. )
brilligspoons: (lydia)
makeitallbetter2

cheer up

Guuuuuyyyyyyssssss. It's time for [livejournal.com profile] tw_holidays! Spread the word! The round two schedule etc. is up over here.

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash for making these graphics for me! <3)
brilligspoons: (i hate everyone)
The bad news is, my vacation is over and I'm back at work. The good news is, I've gotten myself addicted to Castle and ship Beckett/Castle like burning, and now I need fic recs. :D?

It was really nice to be home (mostly) for the last week. I slept and watched TV a lot and read a little, and while I didn't get as much writing done as I'd hoped, I feel as though I've recharged my batteries enough to get me through the next couple of weeks. [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I hung out on the 4th; Cathy came up Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday morning, and we went down to Connecticut to visit John, Jen, and Evan for a few hours on Saturday. Other than that I was on my own. I meant to go down to Cape Cod with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green on Monday, but I started feeling gross and peopled-out over the weekend, so we'll have to go some other time.

Currently slogging my way through 1Q84. I'm enjoying it, it's just...really dense. Like, ridiculously so. I've taken to playing it out in my head as an anime series, which is helping me get into the rhythm of the dialogue and the characters' thoughts (sometimes I have trouble reading novels in translation. See: every Russian novel and play I have ever attempted to get through. Manga and foreign comic books are easier because there are pictures to go along with the dialogue). Still, I'm probably not going to be able to finish it before it's due on Friday, so I'll just take a break before requesting it again.

Joni and I went to see The Heat on Thursday, and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it, guys. I basically want to cross-stitch samplers of everything Melissa McCarthy said in the movie. There need to be a million more female-led buddy cop movies.

Teen Wolf )

The Almighty Johnsons )

More on Welcome to Night Vale: [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash linked to where you can find the episodes (they're all available for free!) here, so I'll just reiterate - they're really great! If podcasts aren't your thing, some lovely person is in the process of transcribing the episodes here! There's an emerging fandom that's produced some wonderful fanart and excellent fic already, too. I have some fic recs, if anyone's interested. Knowledge of events from episodes 19a, 19b, and 25 is kind of important, so. Get on that. :D!

*The Rat and the Ruby Slippers (Carlos/Cecil) [Carlos is having the strangest dreams, and the strangest headaches, like there's something he's supposed to be remembering. Not to mention the intern's wedding coming up, and that new chemical StrexCorp wants him to develop. It's going to be a busy week.]

*The Knowable Universe (Carlos/Cecil) [“Let us approach a much more modest question: not whether we can know the universe or the Milky Way Galaxy or a star or a world. Can we know, ultimately and in detail, a grain of salt?” – Carl Sagan // or, Immediately following the events of Episode 25, Carlos realizes he’s been asking the wrong questions.]

*Somewhere a Band is Playing (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil and Carlos deal with life, sex, pancakes, and possibly being anthropomorphic personifications. Also, Night Vale history as told by Night Vale, and a step-by-step guide to defying Death. Today's weather is by Ray Bradbury.]

*The Voice of Night Vale (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil is, at worst, not much longer for this world. (And at best, a bit high-maintenance.)]

There's a decent amount of good stories for WTNV on AO3; these are just a few of my favorites.

Alright, I have work to catch up on. Later.
brilligspoons: (lydia)
Officially moved into the new office. Nothing about this situation is truly ideal, but I have my own cubicle (no sharing a double-wide with [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash) and no one can sneak up on me? And there's not much room in the cube for more bodies, so theoretically people won't insert themselves into my space quite as much. So there's that. \o? I have a ton of work-stuff to get done this week that I maybe put off during the packing process, and I need to get on that before the VP has my head. My vacation starts next week, too, so I should probably get all my ducks in a row before then.

The original plan for vacation was a trip down to Jersey, but I'm going to spend it in Boston instead. I'm probably going to sleep a lot, try to finish my big bang, and read some more books. If I can figure out the Cape Flyer thing, I may take a day trip down to the Cape and spend some time on a beach. I feel pretty good about this.

In reading news: I finished Cloud Atlas last night. AMAZING. I had no expectations going into it, just that the movie previews made it sound interesting, and I was utterly floored. I may need to buy a copy to keep forever (I'd borrowed the ebook from BPL). Started Rivers of London (Midnight Riot, whatever) and am pretty in love with Peter Grant so far. It reminds me a lot of the Dresden books (urban fantasy with mystery/detective storytelling), and I've been told that it does certain things better? We'll see.

Hannibal ended, and I can't really deal with that finale. [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I started Orphan Black, which is just fantastic, and I'm eagerly awaiting the start of the third Almighty Johnsons series. Teen wolf is...well, it's Teen Wolf. I'm pleased with a lot of things that have been happening, but I've also been severely disappointed with some things. And I need to stay in my corner of the fandom, which is mainly just Joni and me at this point. At least the company is good.

I'm hungry, and I can't remember if the microwaves came with us or not, and I forgot to make a sandwich this morning. :\
brilligspoons: (project it baby)
I wrote some things for a fic prompt meme on tumblr! They're all pretty short and generic, but I finally a) finished posting for the prompts people sent me, so YAY, and b) threw them up on AO3 for archiving purposes. I'm toying with the idea of writing North & South ficlets for the rest of the prompts, though I just took stock of all my current fandom obligations, and. That might not happen for a while. Still, I like the idea and will add it to my List of Things I Will Never Get Around to Doing.

ANYWAY, have some links:

3 for Vikings (Fight Me, Unbind Me, Offer Me)

2 for North & South (Love Me, Drink Me)

1 for The Almighty Johnsons (Haunt Me)

And now I will go back to convincing myself that rewriting everything I have so far for BBMU (because I just wrote 400 words that don't quite fit but that I like better than basically all preceding 2800 words) is a terrible no good idea.
brilligspoons: (needs to be least 3 times bigger)
Normally the first day back to work after vacation is terrible, but today is terrible magnified 1000 times. I'm pleased that things seem to have gone smoothly while I was gone, and it's relieving to know that most people managed to do what I needed them to without a lot of problems, but it's those few who just can't get their shit together no matter what that are bugging the shit out of me. Just do what I tell you! Don't argue with me! Those are the rules!

Ugh.

Anyway, vacation was mostly great. The kids were well-behaved 99% of the time, the museum was awesome (except for the panic attack I had), and the private suite we had at Yankee Stadium spoiled me for everything ever. Also we went for manicures on Saturday, and my nails are all glittery and wonderful.

I worked on my big bang a little by repurposing a piece of a Teen Wolf story I'd started last summer and never did anything with. I was bummed that it was just sitting in my gdocs gathering dust, so I'm happy that it was easily editable and fits with what I want to write. Still need to outline the rest of the story, but it's nice to have a beginning at least, you know? (Of course, everything I write now will be jossed by the start of season 3 in a few weeks, but whatever, it can be AU as of season 2, it's cool.)

Uh, I also started watching Vikings. I didn't expect to like it quite so much, but it's pretty great, and I want all of the fic for it immediately. I even wrote a little fluffy thing last night for [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o. :D? And there's another story I have in the works as of this past Thursday. Most of you probably don't care. )

...that may end up being longer than a ficlet. Balls. But yeah, that's a thing.

I suppose I should get back to work now. Hmph.
brilligspoons: (tea time with reid)
Blegh. What a world.

Meme time!

How this works: Comment with your favorite color and I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better. Update your journal with the answers to the questions. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

[livejournal.com profile] lilithnaamah gave me these!

1. What are two things on your bucket list?

I have skydiving on there for some reason. Also, I'd like to visit all of the states I haven't already. I've been to 19 (+1 for D.C., so 20, I guess) so far. Maybe next time I own a car I'll do some road trips.

2. What were your favorite books you've read in the past year?

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Etiquette & Espionage, and Timeless. The Weird Sisters was okay, too. I didn't read that much last year, unfortunately, and a lot of what I did read wasn't that great. /shrug

3. If you could quit your job tomorrow and not worry about money, what would you do?

At first I would just sleep a lot, and then I'd move on to reading everything I've been meaning to for the last few years. Once I got bored with that, I'd probably start traveling as much as I could and spend a lot of time in places with beaches and tropical weather and fruity alcoholic drinks. Also I'd play more video games. And maybe write more.

4. You're so into the various comic fandoms nowadays. I can only sit back and watch with curiosity, and no understanding. What's your favorite fandom now and why?

Oh god, there are so MANY fandoms I'm involved with at the moment, I don't even know where to begin. I'm only nominally in comics fandom right now for reasons (one of which being certain people who drive me up a fucking wall, but whatever), and most of the others I'm in are TV- or movie-based. I guess my favorite fandom is Teen Wolf? Like, the show is a hot mess 98% of the time, and I really question whether all of us are actually watching the same material, but there's been some amazing fannish output in the last six months. Also I just really love werewolves.

(I've been reading a lot of Hobbit fic lately, though. It's movie fever, I can't help it.)

5. In case of the zombie apocalypse, what are your must have supplies?

Generators. Tall barbed wire fences. Canned and dried foods and bottled water. Books. Guns and bullets and machetes (and maybe an axe or two).
brilligspoons: (TWO.WORDS.)
I Saw Three Ships reveals went up today! Was pleasantly surprised and happy to find out that [livejournal.com profile] metonymy was the one who wrote my gift (which you can read here). :D :D :D And I wrote Between Everything, Yourself, and Home, which was my first (and probably last XD) foray into Revenge fandom. I mean, I liked writing the story and am satisfied with the finished product, but it's not one of those fandoms that I'm super into beyond the show, so. Oh well. It was cool! I would totally consider doing this exchange again next year! More threesomes always!

[livejournal.com profile] bigbang_mixup signups start on Tuesday! Am signing up to do both mixing and writing again, but someone needs to take my internet away if I even think about taking on two stories this time around. It ended up being okay last year, but I'd rather not attempt that a second time. I will do two mixes, though. I have fandoms picked out for each already (ahahahaha oops), and a character focus for one, so I think I'm in a good place with those.

Tomorrow's Monday. Blegh.
brilligspoons: (time-traveling nazis)
Apparently reccing fics is what I do these days. To be fair, there are so many exchanges and challenges posting/revealing right now, it's kind of hard not to shove links in people's faces, you know? So whatever, I'm sure none of you are actually complaining.

I Saw Three Ships (the threesomes/moresomes anon exchange on DW) posted late Sunday night! The mystery writer who had me wrote an empty hourglass in the sand (Natasha/Coulson/Clint), and it's very pretty. Reveals are going up on the 13th, but if you've spent any time around me, or if you've read my f-locked entries over the last few weeks, I think the one I wrote is pretty obvious. >.> ANYWAY, another 3 Ships fic I really enjoyed was Heard You Fuck through the Wall (Lydia/Peter/Stiles). It's WEIRD and DARK and totally awesome, and I really love the author's style.

I made some other recommendations on Twitter yesterday. There are two Steve/Peggy/Bucky fics that I am 99% sure will interest some people 'round these parts. There's a bunch of other Avengers moresomes - Clint/Darcy/Steve, Tony/Bruce/Pepper/Betty, Luke/Jessica/Danny/Misty, to name a few - and some Doctor Who, Leverage, Sherlock Holmes, Stargate SG-1, Haven, and Luther as well. I haven't read any of these, but I make good mention in case you're interested, friends. It's worth a look-through if you're hard up for fic at the moment.

And here's a mini Teen Wolf reclist:

*You Are Here (Lydia & Stiles gen) [When they cross the boundary into Hale territory, Stiles shifts a little in his sleep, shoulders hunching. Lydia's immunity carries over into most of the supernatural world: she can't be bitten, she can't be poisoned, and she's never been able to do magic on her own. Unlike Stiles, she can't feel the veil that separates Beacon Hills from the rest of the world. Sometimes she wonders if what happened before they left would have turned out differently if she'd undergone some transformative alchemy, but usually she tries not to think about it at all.]

*Some Like It Hot (Stiles/Derek) [All Stiles wants is a night out with the girls but when Derek shows up, things go topsy-turvy very quickly, and he gets far more than he expected.]

*Best Laid Plans (Danny/Stiles) ["You want us to be fuck-buddies so I can get some rebound sex and you can get some experience with a guy?" Danny repeated slowly.]

*set all your regrets on fire (Peter/Stiles) [I’m going to die, Stiles thinks, remembering the last time he saw Peter Hale standing over the trunk of a car. I’m going to die, and no one will make my father eat his vegetables, and he’ll die of a heart attack before they even find my body. // Peter kidnaps Stiles. Meanwhile, a series of gruesome murders has the Argents and Derek’s pack working together.]

In other news, I watched a show about colossal squids last night. It freaked me out a bit - apparently squid eyes scare the fuck out of me! who knew! But not as much as the next episode I watched, which was about humboldt squids expanding their territory for no discernible reason and being pack-hunters and how they're going to eventually rise up out of the ocean and eat all of us.

Remind me never to watch nature shows about squids ever again. :(
brilligspoons: (mst3k: revolutionary war)
As I said on Twitter yesterday, I could write a post about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but my feelings can be summed up by saying: I really love Middle Earth, you guys. I loved it when I was very small and watching the animated movies; I loved it when I was in middle school and reading the books for the first time; I loved it in high school when the first trilogy came out; I love it even more now. The movie was great, I cannot fucking wait for next winter, and. Yeah. Hobbits and dwarves, friends. <3

Anyway. I really should be cleaning my room and doing laundry, but in the spirit of avoidance, I think I'll post another Teen Wolf reclist.

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*Show Me The Way Back Home Baby (Stiles/Derek) [In which Lydia and Jackson produce the world's cutest baby, and the pack goes crazy-- the good kind of crazy. Except for Derek, who is afraid of tiny cute babies and Stiles who plans to be the best Uncle ever. Even if Danny called dibs on Godfather.]

*Not Just a Victim (Of Your Carnivorous Lunar Activities) (Stiles/Danny) [In which Danny might have a small, make that infintismal crush on Stiles, Jackson gets outted as a werewolf, and Danny knows his life will never be the same.]

*An Algorithm for Mistakes (Lydia/Stiles) [Lydia has a plan: attend college, study the biological makeup of werewolves, win prizes, and wear amazing shoes. She does not expect to make friends with Stiles. Or flirt with Stiles. Or accidentally start a pack war with Stiles. Whatever. The point is, Lydia has a plan.]

*Then You Think Again (Stiles/Derek) [Derek says, "You reeked of me," which is unfair.  Stiles only smelled because he'd gotten covered in Derek's bodily fluids trying to staunch the bleeding.]

*Winter of the Fall (Stiles/Derek) [Of course it couldn't be an ordinary cold snap. Of course there was something supernatural to it. That was just how things worked in Beacon Hills. (or five times Stiles was cold and one time he wasn’t.)]

*White Lace (Boyd/Stiles) [He’s only wearing the panties. Erica had bought them for him as a joke – he’d once drunkenly mumbled about the wonders of lace – but the moment he’d seen them? He’d wanted to wear them.]

*Of Secrets and Confessions (Stiles/Danny) [Strange things are happening in Beacon Hills, but Danny refuses to let his brain go to Buffy-esque places, because he believes in science and reasonable explanations. When his friends are ready, they will tell him what's going on with them, he knows that. Meanwhile, he realizes that Stiles might be more than meets the eye as they start to become friends.]

*he pushed inside and made me new (Lydia/Stiles) ["I love Jackson," she says as soon as she's close enough that she doesn't have to raise her voice.
"Okay?" Stiles glances left to right, like her meaning is crouched in the darkness somewhere. "I love Taco Tuesdays. Back to you."]

*Cause of Death (Stiles/Derek) [It turns out that although Stiles may be the one who’s been caught wearing panties, he isn’t the only one with an awkward boner, and that makes him feel a whole lot better about this situation.]

*into that secret place where no one dares to go (Lydia/Stiles/Derek) [The first time he felt Lydia's soul, it felt like a sneeze.]

*can't be hateful, gotta be grateful (Stiles/Derek) ["Be cool, Dad, we've decided to con Grandma." (Or, the one where the Stilinski men drag Derek to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's and she gets the right wrong idea.)]

*Catalysis (Danny/Stiles) [The one where Stiles's grandmother comes to town, Danny agrees to be Stiles's fake boyfriend, Scott is annoyingly insightful, and there are vampires.]

*weak knees and sweaty palms (Danny/Stiles) [Stiles' first date.]

*Hunting the Snark (pack) [The author's summary for this fic makes it sound like a comedy - it's not one, really. Basically the pack seduces Derek, who is a feelings failboat.]

*hooked on (dangling by a yarn) (Stiles/Derek, pre-relationship) [One hundred days, ten scarves, one Christmas, and Stiles' dormant magic has to ruin everything.]

*California Golden Bears (Allison/Stiles, Allison/Scott/Stiles) [Allison has a typical first semester of college. She's just got to balance classes, extracurriculars, only having one boyfriend, and the occasional supernatural creature. She's got this.]

*things that fly, but cannot land (Allison/Lydia/Stiles) [If Allison has to explain to one more person that she is not dating her ex-boyfriend’s best friend (and really, she broke up with Scott so long ago that the ‘ex-boyfriend’ part has mostly dropped off that title) she is going to explode. Especially now that Stiles has a girlfriend of his own, a girlfriend Allison is definitely not attracted to. Or jealous of. Danny has no idea what he’s talking about, except for the fact that he actually kind of does. (or, the one where Allison writes about werewolves, Stiles is her roommate and everyone is in love with Lydia.)]

*we're catching bullets in our teeth (it's hard to do but they're so sweet) (Stiles/Derek) [Mr & Mrs Smith AU - Stiles says he's a Web Developer. Derek says he an Internal Auditor. They're both liars, but you can't exactly tell your significant other that you kill people for a living, now can you?]

*Practically Perfect (Stiles/Derek) [They pad back up the stairs, and Stiles looks at the paper. In crayon, it reads: WE NEED A NANNY PROBALLY. Reqirments:

- eyes light up

- wants to go places

- can travel between dimentions

- likes cheesebergers

- a wear wolf

- lisens to good music

- SUPER STRONG

- favorit color is pink

- has friends who can fly

- will merry our Dad
There is a stick figure drawing of a werewolf with red eyes and bared teeth, marrying Stiles on a cloud.]

:D!
brilligspoons: (coffeecoffeecoffee)
Fandom PSA!


open to everyone dec 9 - dec 22!
click for more details!


(ALSO, [livejournal.com profile] tw_holidays continues to post new stories every day! There have been some really excellent fics posted so far, and there are more coming up soon!)
brilligspoons: (balls)
Dear Sailor,

Hi! First of all, I am SUPER EXCITED to read your story when it gets posted, and I hope that you have an excellent experience writing it. :D Second of all, I'm pretty terrible at remembering things I like/don't like to read when I have to write stuff like this. I'll do my best to cover all the bases, but if you have any questions after going through this letter, you can always contact [profile] darthjamtart and ask her for further prompts or whatever. She doesn't bite, and she won't reveal your identity to me no matter how much I nag her about it, I promise.

So! Basic things I like to read include but are not limited to: fluff, humor, cuddling, pining, angst, and hurt/comfort. Things I DON'T like to read include but are not limited to: cheating/infidelity, misunderstandings, embarrassment/humiliation, character death, and character bashing. I enjoy fics of all ratings, and I'm cool with most kinks (except ones that involve bodily functions). If you want a sample of fics I've enjoyed in the past, feel free to peruse my pinboard account.

Now for the specifics!

Request 1
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Threesome: Stiles Stilinski, Vernon Boyd, Erica Reyes
Moresome: Isaac Lahey, Derek Hale, Lydia Martin
Prompt: belonging/acceptance

I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on Boyd and Erica and their reasons for choosing to take the bite from Derek. It'd be cool to read a story, maybe a futurefic, where they've grown into themselves and provide Stiles with that same feeling of acceptance. Don't feel like you need to include any of the characters in the moresome if you don't want to!

Request 2
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Threesome: Danny Williams, Chin Ho Kelly, Kono Kalakaua
Moresome: Steve McGarrett
Prompt: family dynamics

I would love this story to include all four of them, but it's cool if it doesn't. I adore fics that explore how the team functions as a family. It'd be really awesome if the story included helping Danny with Grace and how she helps bring them all together, or something similar. :)

Request 3
Fandom: Avengers Movieverse
Threesome: Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton
Prompt: cuddling (for warmth, comfort, whatever)

I love fics that explore their shared past, so anything that involves that works for me!

Request 4
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Threesome: Stiles Stilinski, Chris Argent, Peter Hale
Prompt: angst

Shhh, just go with it. >:D Look, when the characters are right for it, I really like age differences and all that, so. Yeah.

Happy writing!

Love,
Margaret <3
brilligspoons: (zombocalypse)
Weekend was good! The wedding went off really well! I had fun! Loretta and Jay both looked amazing, and everything about the ceremony was just wonderful and awesome. I got to hang out with Bella and Gavin yesterday, Cathy and I went shopping on Saturday morning, and the bus ride home last night was, uh, harrowing. XD And then I pretty much spent all of today watching NCIS reruns.

It's been glorious. I love having cable again.

Anyway. I have more Teen Wolf fic recs for those of you who are interested! A bit more diversity than the last list, hopefully.

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*que lastima pero adios (Erica/Boyd) [Erica has gone from one kind of outcast to another; but once, where she was strung out in a galaxy on her own, light-years from everyone else, she’s now part of a solar system of outcasts, rotating around the sun of their Alpha. // “Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically—to those who hardly think about us in return.” – T. H. White, The Once and Future King]

*Cupboard Love (Stiles/Derek) [AU - He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain. If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.]

*Metamorphosis (Stiles/Jackson) [It's a thing born of hate and desperation.] [mentions of noncon]

*Such an Unusual Kiss (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles thinks back on it, it’s all Scott’s fault. After all, it was Scott who said flat out, “Did you ever think you might be gay?”]

*Buoyancy (Danny/Stiles) [Danny's well aware of how awesome his life is.]

*a savage such as i (Peter/Stiles) [“So what, are you taking me out to the woods to whack me? Is this the part of the movie where Al Pacino stares at the baby in the church while all of the henchman go out to slaughter his enemies? Because I kinda don’t want to die, and I definitely don’t want to be in pain. I’m not really a pain person. Well, okay, there was that one website that- No. Never mind. Shutting up now.”]

*Break the Lock If It Don't Fit (Stiles/Derek) ["Do you know what just happened?" Peter asked, frowning. "Do you know what Derek did?" / "He dislocated my shoulder," Stiles snapped, but Peter just arched an eyebrow, unimpressed by that answer.] [mentions of domestic violence]

*No-One Sleeps When I'm Awake (Lydia/Stiles) [She stretches out her foot to nudge the vibrator gently, and she can see the effort it takes him not to grind down. Obedience training: she's told him he can't move, so he won't.]

*it's neither deep nor tragic (Chris/Stiles) [Chris and Stiles are survivors on a revenge trip. For the most part, Chris leads the way, and seeing Stiles become increasingly amoral, takes issue with how much of a problem this isn't for his conscious. It all comes to a head, however, when Stiles comes back to him after having done something that Chris absolutely cannot condone.]

*You're a Dream to Me (Stiles/Derek) [Derek has the first dream in a shitty motel room just across the Nevada border, when his clothes still smell like smoke.]

*thrown to the lions (Chris/Peter) [au in which they're hopelessly in love, teenagers and reckless...until gerard finds out, threatens peter's life, and chris decides to choose a side]

*I'd Run Away (Chris/Peter) [“Hey, sunshine,” Peter says, still close when Chris slides inside. Immediately, all of his worries about his father and his fucked up family history evaporate, and there’s just Peter, filing the space with his energy, his life - God, it’s like being in the car with a hurricane or a fucking rainbow.]

*Trust That I'm a Better Man Than This (Chris/Peter) [Chris/Peter (because there's not nearly enough) where one is injured and has to go to the other for help/medical attention.] [dubcon, knife/bloodplay]

*Spiral (always-a-girl!Stiles/always-a-girl!Derek) [The first time Darcy Hale came into the Stilinski house through the front door—she was there to talk with Stiles's dad, to do damage control, probably, now that Stiles had come clean and sent everyone in the pack panicked late-night text messages—the first time, she paused just inside and stared at one of the pictures on the wall. It was Stiles with her mom, standing in front of their Christmas tree, from right after they found out her mom was sick. "Who's that?" Darcy said.]

*We Are A Battle (Chris/Peter) [“Before you shoot me, maybe you should ask yourself why I would come to you unarmed?” / Chris keeps his weapon up, safety off. Peter Hale crosses his legs in the window seat of Chris’ bedroom, arms thrown wide over the windowsill. / “Enlighten me,” he growls, trigger finger itching.]

*Broken Pieces Get Recycled (genfic, pre-relationship Stiles/Derek) [Nothing is ever just calm in Beacon Hills. No, something always has to go wrong, and this time, it's Stiles' turn in the spotlight. That doesn't mean he has to like it.]

*when the highway takes me (Stiles/Derek) [It’s been a hundred days.] [post-apocalyptic]

*The Pretty Things (are going to hell) (Stiles/Derek) [“You have something of mine,” Stiles says, and he reaches for his hood, pushing it back to reveal the rest of his face. Lips curled up in a smile promising pain and eyes like death, he says, "And now I’m going to take it back."]

*Little Blue Dress (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles attracts a nighttime visitor when he borrows blue eye shadow from Lydia, and what started as an experiment becomes a multi-act performance.]

*knit one, purl two (Stiles/Derek) [The idea sticks with him. And – he will never be sure how – he eventually finds himself in the arts and crafts department at Wal-Mart, staring at yarn.]
brilligspoons: (keysmash)
So Teen Wolf fandom has been really bad for me in that I've started following works in progress because a lot of the longer, really good fics are still being updated and also I have no impulse control. I KNOW, OKAY? It's awful. I can't believe it's come down to this. But whatever, some of them are just wonderful, and a decent amount are updated regularly, so.

The thing that makes this somewhat less stressful and annoying is being able to subscribe to fics and series on AO3. It's actually kind of exciting for me - I tend to forget what happens in most stories between me reading and them updating, so it's like I get to fall in love all over again every time I get an email reminder? Shut up. ANYWAY, I was going to make a rec list for this fandom anyway, and I'm going to include the works in progress I feel are worth following. I'll note them as such, of course. Fair warning.

For the record, this is my Teen Wolf tag on Pinboard.

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*The Strong Scent of Evergreen (always-a-girl!Stiles/Derek) [Derek and Stiles start something new.]

*hyper heart alone (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles returns home to help his father recover from an injury, he discovers that things have changed somewhat in his absence: Derek is working closely with Stiles' father, around the house and underfoot, generally annoying and disconcerting Stiles with his presence.

Well, Stiles isn't sure you could call all the sex they end up having annoying, but he isn't really willing to call it anything else, either.]

*The One Where Derek Is Courting And Stiles Fears The Zombie/Werewolf Apocalypse (Stiles/Derek) [Written for this prompt: Awkward courtship funtimes! Derek is courting Stiles in the way that all male animals go about impressing their mates. Giving them practical (if weird, like, Derek gives Stiles 10kg of steak) gifts, making a nice home (he starts renovating the old Hale house), weird shit like that. Stiles is oblivious, and Scott keeps sort of helplessly hinting at what Derek is doing to little effect. Make me giggle and squeal into my pillow anon.]

*Worst Case Scenario (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles is good at compartmentalizing bad news. It's partly a learned behavior, and partly because of his well practiced coping technique. It may not be the most emotionally healthy thing to do, but it gets him through the day.]

*Every Step You Take (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles accidentally ends up magically bound to Derek. It’s super.]

*Just Have to Find a Better Way of Communicating (Stiles/Scott/Allison) [Stiles just gapes at Scott as he pulls back from kissing him. Kissing Stiles. With tongue. And then Scott is smiling. Scott says, “Okay, so you have to do it exactly like that to Allison. Exactly, okay?”]

*Trickster Makes This World (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills during the new moon in April.]

*Any Way You Slice It (Stiles/Derek) [Wherein Isaac is Derek and Stiles's feelings child and also everyone thinks the end of their amicable buddyfucking was something out of those CW soaps Stiles swears he doesn't watch and tries to get them back together.]

*Bittersweet Between My Teeth (Stiles/Derek) [At first he thinks it's the Adderall - the Adderall, mixed with the Jack and Coke, mixed with whatever else he shouldn't have drank - but this has never happened before, not like this.]

*wild things [series] (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Derek begins. Stiles begins. And wild things must always have a king.] [NOTE: The first 3 stories in this series are completed; part four is a WIP.]

*cocaine heart (Peter/Stiles/Derek) [The One Where Peter Turned Stiles Instead of Scott.] [NOTE: dubcon]

*Important Things (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles learns that even with werewolves, giant lizards and psychopathic hunters on the loose, life can still find other ways to screw with you. Case in point: everyone keeps assuming he and Derek are a couple. What the hell?]

*waiting for you to say it first (Stiles/Derek) [Four months they’ve managed to avoid one another. Stiles quit going to pack meetings. He quit doing research unless Scott really, really begged him to. He avoided driving the road that led out to the turnoff to the Hale house, he avoided going to all the spots where Derek might possibly be. Four months, and now, here they are, standing in the Minit Mart, Stiles thinks, staring down at the grimy tiles. He can hear the catch of Derek’s breath, and he closes his eyes and breathes deep.]

*Something You Give Away (Stiles/Derek) [The words were out of his mouth before he could think about finding his filter, before he could really consider just what he was setting in motion.]

*last night's dress (tiptoe out of this mess) (Stiles/Derek) [TFLN: My dad just asked me if my booty call guy that comes over at 3am and leaves at 6 would like to stay for Sunday brunch next week. You in?]

*Tell Me What You Eat (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles drags the paper bag towards him and peers inside. As soon as he opens it, he gets a whiff of delicious chocolate smell.]

*Only If For A Night (Stiles/Derek) [“Here,” Derek pulled Stiles’ red hood over his head and leaned down far too close to his personal space, “Pretend like we’re just making out. Maybe he’ll let us off with a warning.”]

*Worlds That Turn On Their Own (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles had left Beacon Hills, he'd done it with every intention of never coming back. Ten years later, he finds himself forced back to his hometown. Of course, it's not long before things are just as they had been before -- that is, falling headlong towards disaster, and this time, stopping it isn't really an option.]

*Abbacchio (Stiles/Derek) [“I have a casserole for you,” says Scott.
Stiles triple-takes. “You what?”]

*Like a Melody (it won't leave my head) (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles doesn't notice the constant buzzing in his head until it's gone.]

*some nights (Stiles/Derek) [Derek pisses Stiles off, and Stiles issues an "open-door policy" for the teenaged werewolves in his life. (Which is, really, more of an open-window policy, because seriously: werewolves) After that it is, like, all werewolf all the time.]

*Selected Field Observations on Canis lupis irremotus (Stiles/Derek) [AU - Stiles is going to make Derek internet famous, like that one cat and that other cat. Derek just wants to do his field research.]

*Is Where... (Stiles/Derek) [Derek and Stiles go hunting. Kind of.]

*no time to wallow in the mire (Stiles/Derek) [Derek Hale fails at everything.]

*it spins like a wheel inside you (hints at Stiles/Derek) ["Do you remember your first full moon?" Laura asks. Her front is pressed against Derek’s side, he can feel her ribs under the thin cotton of her Led Zeppelin T-shirt and they’re wedged together on a double bed in a tiny hotel on the outskirts of a small town in North Carolina. ; Derek and Laura before and after the fire.]

*Blood Pounding in Our Veins (WIP) (Danny/Stiles, Stiles/Derek) [Stiles figured that Mrs. McCall finding out Scott’s secret would change things, but he’s completely unprepared for the very first thing she does, which is to invite Isaac to move in with her and Scott. In which Stiles is angry. For some very good reasons.]

*The Carnivorous Animal's Table Manners (WIP) (Peter/Stiles) [Peter has excellent table manners. Even when he's helping himself to a feast.]

*Except What Has Been Forgotten (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [In which Stiles wakes up with a shiny new case of amnesia and it's immediately obvious that his best friend is lying to him - which might have something to do with the (hot) guy who keeps appearing his room. What the hell has he been doing for the past 18 months?]

*A Fool for Fire (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles and Derek see their relationship in two very different ways.] [NOTE: oh my god so much angst, keep tissues handy]

*Ella (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [There's always going to be another family of werewolves, another family of hunters, and there's always going to be Stiles right in the middle of it. Ten years after high school, after the pack, after Beacon Hills, Stiles finds himself caught up again.]

*Everything You Ever... (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Kink meme fill in which Derek realizes how amazing his pack would be if he had Stiles' support and loyalty the way Scott does. Then he realizes he wants more than just Stiles' support and loyalty. Unfortunately, Derek is very aware that he can't have what he wants. Until Stiles runs afoul of a witch. Then Derek realizes he can have ANYTHING he wants, if he's willing to take advantage. He hates himself for it, but he's willing to take advantage. (aka, Stiles gets hit with an Ella Enchanted-type curse, and Derek just can't help himself. Expect uncomfortable and inevitable parallels to Kate Argent, Peter being a creeper, and no happy endings)] [NOTE: dubcon/noncon]

*Reasonable to Assume (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) ["You're a werewolf! He's a werebaby! How can you not know what to do with him?"]
brilligspoons: (pantless)
Woohoo, meme time! I did a couple of these on tumblr the other night, but whatever, it's all good.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
brilligspoons: (pantless)
Woohoo, meme time! I did a couple of these on tumblr the other night, but whatever, it's all good.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
brilligspoons: (stiles)
I'm participating in [livejournal.com profile] teenwolf_bb, which I feel is an excellent use of my time. I've even managed to plot out most of the story, and I'm SUPER excited for it! It may or may not end in Lydia/Stiles/Derek - the way I've got it set up, it could very well turn out to be gen? So we'll see how THAT goes.

*dances*

Tonight we're going out for dinner and drinks and generally making the other patrons of Sunset Cantina hate us, and tomorrow I'm meeting up with Brenda for dinner and seeing Bourne Legacy. Saturday and Sunday will most likely be spent sleeping, cleaning, doing laundry, and/or writing.

Speaking of - are any local folks interested in meeting up for writing group on Sunday? Possibly in Harvard or Central, or even Porter? I am flexible with the location and time, of course. Let me know!

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