moar fic

  • Jul. 25th, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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Blue Moon (Captain America/Torchwood, Jack/Steve, Explicit)
Sequel to I Ain't Got Nothin' (but the Blues)
hope: Frodo holding the ring with "Hope" caption (hope old skool)
I Ain't Got Nothin' (but the Blues) (Captain America/Torchwood, Jack/Steve, Explicit)
Steve and the rest of the USO troupe have a night off while passing through DC. Unfortunately, it's hard to relax and enjoy himself when there's a British special forces guy with an American accent hitting on all of Steve's friends.


Jan. 8th, 2013

  • 9:15 PM
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I have a Teen Wolf fic idea!

Well, I've had it for a while. But it's been evolving as I've been turning it over, and I think I just had the first moment of figuring out what structure/POV/etc the story will actually be! Which means I might actually be able to WRITE it!

SO MUCH EXCITE! Both because WRITING! and because the idea is AWESOME and I need it to exist. WOO.

Annual Fic Review Meme 2012

  • Dec. 31st, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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I wrote one story this year and posted three. So this year's meme is kind of redundant - just decided to do a very truncated version:

Stories posted this year... (with wordcount)

The Very Important Quest (24500)

After the Storm (2000)

Four Seasons in One Day (35000)

The end.

Bye LJ

  • Nov. 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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So, I've not been journaling (or fannish) much lately - which isn't a permanent state of affairs - but it has allowed me to finally sever the anxiety that was keeping me tethered to livejournal.

From now on I won't be cross posting to livejournal. [ profile] angstslashhope will remain as it is (no lockdown or deletion), but if you want to follow my shenanigans in future you'll need to read [personal profile] hope.

(If you're a LJ friend who wants to read/comment on dreamwidth with openID, let me know and I'll grant you access so you're not suddenly locked out of my life.)


  • May. 29th, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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Does anyone have the Gareth David-Lloyd trashy with-dinosaurs Sherlock Holmes movie? That they could pass on?

Comments screened.

Sherlock Holmes Adaptations Sticky List

  • May. 25th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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Obv I'm on a Holmes kick, so I'm starting a list of adaptations to cross off when I've watched/consumed them. Sticky for my convenience just like jammy Watson.

Read more... )

Happy birthday to me

  • May. 18th, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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Yesterday was my TEN YEAR LJ(/lj-clone-journalling) ANNIVERSARY!

I wish I had it together enough to post some mathoms in the tradition of my first fandom, but alas, an acknowledging post is all it's going to be.

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Created using the Fanfiction Header BuilderTitle: Four Seasons in One Day
Author: [personal profile] hope / [ profile] angstslashhope
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Wordcount: ~35,000
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin, Merlin/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana, Merlin/Gwen/Morgana, Merlin/Arthur/Gwen/Morgana, Merlin/Gwaine
Genre: modern university AU
Notes: Thank you to copracat, nixwilliams, emeraldwoman and eyebrowofdoom for reading and cheering me along.

Summary: Estranged from his dad and determined to work out life on his own, Arthur lives with his boyfriend and his boyfriend's girlfriends in a sharehouse in Melbourne. This is their (unfinished) story.

WARNING: This is an unfinished story. Granted, there are complete arcs within the 35K of it that there is, but there is no grand conclusion and it hasn't had the beta it deserves. However, given the meandering style of it, I decided it was worth posting anyway. Considering I've drifted out of the Merlin fandom, this will never be completed.

Read on the AO3


ALSO: [personal profile] eyebrowofdoom wrote fanfiction of this fanfiction BEFORE I EVEN POSTED IT. So I’m making her post it now. READ IT ALSO FOR IT IS DELIGHTFUL AND PORNY AND THERE ARE WRENS: The once and future Kinglake.

Mar. 15th, 2012

  • 6:29 PM
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Hi [ profile] mcsheplovers!

Thanks for your PM. I can't reply or leave a comment on your journal because your privacy settings won't allow it. But I think the story you're looking for is Widdershins.

Can you let me know when/if you see this?

(Note to anyone else who has [ profile] mcsheplovers on their flist: can you point hir here?)


Super-wiki sadness

  • Mar. 8th, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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As [personal profile] missyjack mentioned, the Supernatural Wiki is have lots of technical issues at the moment, resulting in tonnes of 500 errors.

Sorry for the suckiness - the perils of growing enormous! We have a tech looking at it this week.

Thanks for your patience and messages of support!


Melbourne fannish get-together on Sunday

  • Feb. 10th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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3pm at Libation on Brunswick St, come and hang out and chat with other fans. Bring your knitting/craft if you've got it!

Fic: After the Storm (Gwaine/Merlin)

  • Feb. 7th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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Title: After the Storm
Author: [personal profile] hope / [ profile] angstslashhope
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Wordcount: ~2000
Rating: PG
Pairing(s): Merlin/Gwaine
Beta(s): Thank you to the lovely [ profile] trianne!
Summary: Set a little while after the climax of 4x13. Gwaine is recovering. Merlin is freaking out.

Read on the AO3 or:

Read more... )

[ profile] merlin_holidays has deannoned!

  • Jan. 8th, 2012 at 1:26 AM
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Title: The Very Important Quest
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: ~25,000
Warnings: Veg*n warning: Gory death of animals within. Also taxidermy. (These two warnings are unrelated.)
Summary: On a Very Important Quest, Arthur and Merlin share clothes, beds, bathwater and secrets.
Author's Notes: Written for [ profile] amysthystluna in [ profile] merlin_holidays (original post). My awesome betas and cheerleaders: [personal profile] eyebrowofdoom, [personal profile] doro, [personal profile] copracat & [personal profile] nixwilliams!)

Read on the AO3 or on the merlin_holiday community.


And yay! [ profile] tsukishirou wrote the lovely furor scribendi. for me! ♥


  • Jan. 7th, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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Do I want to sign up for [ profile] paperlegends Merlin Big Bang?

I have a couple of epic canon story ideas that could easily be 30K+. But I don't know if I'm very good at writing at the moment.

Maybe I'll sign up and see how it goes...

Sign ups don't start for another month or so anyway.

But it would be nice to actually sign up for and COMPLETE a big bang for once, especially seeing as I know I'm actually capable of writing that much.

hope: Frodo holding the ring with "Hope" caption (hope old skool)
Fanworks I am proud of creating:

  • EVP: Supernatural Fic Podcast
    I put this together back in 2006, organising and editing together an issue every fortnight for a handful of months. In hindsight, whoa. (I was writing a thesis, running a wiki, vidding and writing at the same time.) That was fun. Wish I had the energy to do something like that again!

  • SupernaturalWiki
    While [personal profile] missyjack basically runs this now, I still host it and am so proud of how far it's come since I set it up. The wiki gets over 300K visitors per month, at about a 50/50 split of new and regular visitors, and has over 2000 articles. And no wank! It's a pretty damn awesome community and site.

  • Firefly fic: Stroke of Luck
    I still love this epic Jayne/Simon AU I wrote. In hindsight, I cringe a bit that I didn't even have it beta read, but I still have a great fondness for and proudness of it.

  • Merlin fic: Along a Wandering Wind
    The longest thing I've every written, and I think I worked harder on this fic than any other I've ever written. At this point in time, it's definitely my favourite of all my fanworks.

  • Torchwood fic: We Happy Few
    The second-longest thing I've written, that also had a lot of hard work go into it. It was so satisfying to write this - the culmination of a million shit-talking story-telling conversations had with friends about the adorable ridiculousness of team Torchwood.

  • Torchwood/pulp novel mashup fanart
    I love making fanart, I don't do enough of it. These still make me so happy to look at, and make me pine for doing more art like this.

(FYI: Day 1 Snowflake Challenge)

The LJ thing

  • Dec. 22nd, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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What [personal profile] anatsuno said.

Dreamwidth account creation is open (i.e. don't require an invite code) until next year. (And even after that, invite codes are easy to come by!) It's also very easy to import your journal and comments from LJ and continue to crosspost if you wish.

I get the "but all the fannish community stuff happens on LJ!", I really do. (That's why I still use mine!) But please remember that YOU are part of "everyone", and if you start the shift, then you're helping to build the community in a friendlier space.

If you're a friend on LJ and have a dreamwidth and you're planning on crossposting, let me know? I will remove you from my reading filter on LJ and read you on dth instead, if that's the case. (But please, PLEASE let me know that you are consistently crossposting when you give me your username - there have been times when I've added someone to read on dth and removed them on LJ and then not seen anything from them for a year because they don't crosspost. Argh!)

And, like, don't be scared of crossposting. Just set it up once then put an "update journal" link in your bookmarks, and click on it when you want to post to your journals and bam, no great extra effort from updating LJ.


OTW Elections candidate endorsement

  • Nov. 16th, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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For the record, here is who I'm voting for in the OTW elections starting today/tomorrow:

Julia Beck
Nikisha Sanders
Jenny Scott-Thompson
Betsy Rosenblatt

As well as being involved in the OTW since its beginning (I served as a committee chair in the organisation's first term, and have since been a user, member and casual volunteer) and forming my own opinions on the candidates and who I believe to be best for the future of the organisation, I have been reading a lot of writing by others who are invested. Because I don't have the time/energy to write up a great manifesto myself, if you want to hear about more of my reasoning, go and read [personal profile] bookshop's recent post on hir endorsements and the latest issues.

But I will summarise why I am not voting for Naomi Novik:
  • Having worked under her (when she was board president), I had a terrible experience as a staffer which I believe stemmed from very poor board management of the huge range of skilled volunteers (there are many, many elections posts out there that prove I'm not alone in feeling under-valued, ignored, thwarted and burnt out).

  • NN is an amazing, creative, dynamic coder, yes. The Archive can still benefit from her brilliant coding skills and work ethic when she's not on the board. In fact, it would probably utilise her skills better to have her on the ADT committee coding all the time, instead of spreading out her time/energy on board things as well.

  • In addition to the point above, yes, she is a great coder. Yes, she has done fantastic work on the Archive. I do not believe that these are reasons she should be elected to the board. I am voting for who I believe will provide the organisation with excellent governance, not who should be rewarded for being good at something else entirely. I can't reiterate this enough: the board elections are not a reward, fandom awards, popularity contest or personality test. They are an opportunity to elect suitable representatives of the membership to govern the organisation and guide it into a better future.

  • Both in terms of managing human resources and managing the code itself, the OTW is deeply flawed. I don't believe this is intentional, or that the staffers working in the OTW haven't poured their hearts and souls into its projects. But I am deeply invested in this organisation, and believe that these two things especially are in desperate need of review and change, if the organisation is to grow in a positive direction and not leave the very people it's supposed to be caring for (fans!) miserable and exhausted. From reading what NN has said during the campaign, and from my own personal experience of her governance, I do not believe she is committed to acknowledging and rectifying these issues.

Happy voting!