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meme: fic writing

Meme that fox1013 tweaked and which I am now tweaking again (possibly back to the original, I didn't check). I am watching The Forsaken which is such a The Lost Boys rip-off, but still cheesy fun, and working on a back-up fanfic. I'm exhausted and relaxed and enjoying the neat weather changes outside and the cool breeze, so I'm looking for more stories to write for people.

So, if you request a character from any fandom with which I'm familiar and match it with one of the scenarios, I'll write you a ficlet. Good times for all. If you have a question about familiar fandoms, just ask, or go ahead and request and I'll either give it a try or let you know I have no clue.

1. Naughty Character
2. Happy Character
3. Sly Character [claimed by ely_jan, Darla or Dru or Lilah, BtVS or Angel]
4. Angsty Character
5. On-Vacation Character [claimed by nikitangel, Faith, BtVS]
6. Horny Character [claimed by greenovalfruit, Eve Logan, Chronicles of Riddick]
7. Changing-In-The-[someplace-canon-specific; please specify - garage] Character [claimed by catalinay, Letty, Fast and the Furious]
8. Excited Character
9. Book-Reading Character [claimed by lytabenten, Letty, Fast and the Furious]
10. Dancing Character [claimed by invisionary, Hurley, Lost]
11. Jealous Character [claimed by catalinay, Dom, Fast and the Furious]
12. Turned-On Character [claimed by poisontaster, Dean, Supernatural]
13. Caring Character [claimed by catalinay, Dom, Fast and the Furious]
14. On-Her-Knees Character [claimed by lytabenten, Letty, Fast and the Furious]
15. Obedient Character [claimed by fox1013, ?]
16. Dominant Character [claimed by lytabenten, Mia, Fast and the Furious]
17. Losing-Her-Virginity Character [claimed by thenewhope, Tibby, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants]
18. Naive Character [claimed by oddmonster, Marko, The Lost Boys]
19. Eating-Her-Lunch-And-Drinking-From-A-Soda-Bottle Character [claimed by _beetle_, Illyria, post NFA, the more time that's passed since NFA, the better]
29. Greedy Character [claimed by pirateygoodness, Kara Thrace, BSG]
21. Daring Character
22. Exploring Character [claimed by aphrodite_mine, Kaylee, Firefly]
23. Swimming-In-The-Buff Character [claimed by thenewhope, Bee, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants]
24. Bath-Time Character [claimed by greenovalfruit, Eden, Blue Crush]
25. Disheveled Character [claimed by invisionary, Ana-Lucia, Lost]
26. Exhausted Character [claimed by resolute, Riddick, Chronicles of Riddick]
27. Well-Shagged Character [claimed by catalinay, Letty, Fast and the Furious, Eden, Blue Crush]
28. Kick-Ass Character [claimed by wizened_cynic, Jo Harvelle, Supernatural]
29. Injured Character [claimed by nikitangel, Faith, BtVS]; Injured Character [claimed by greenovalfruit, Ana-Lucia, Lost]
30. Protective Character [claimed by invisionary, Xander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
31. Plagued-by-Law-School-Finals Character [claimed by wizened_cynic, Stitch Myrtle, Lilo & Stitch];Plagued-by-Law-School-Finals Character [claimed by wizened_cynic Boo, Monsters Inc]

Fandom: 2016 - 2017 TV Shows

What I'm watching/considering watching this year. Mostly broken down by day, except for the sports. I don't actually watch anything live, though; we don't have cable or network television, so everything is streaming, and usually on a day or more delay.

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Dear Trick or Treat Creator,

Halloween is my favorite holiday and fall my favorite season, so Trick or Treat is an awesome mix of things I love combined with fandoms I adore. I had a blast last year, and I can’t wait to see your creation.

Below, I’ve provided some general likes and Do Not Wants, as well as a few thoughts about why I like specific fandoms and characters. If there is a discrepancy between the general likes and DNWs and the fandom-specific information, go with the fandom-specific information. I like both fic and art, and my prompts generally work for both. Feel free to mix and match tricks and treats, within a fandom or across fandoms, or to ignore my prompts completely.

My absolutely favorite things: werewolves, crossovers, and monsters and magic.

You can find me on DW, LJ, and AO3 as escritoireazul.

Likes:

+ girl slash, gen, and het more than boy slash, mostly because I really love stories about women
+ women being awesome and competent and smart and funny and sexy
+ werewolves and werewolf packs as families and women being amazing werewolves and werewolf alternate universes in any canon and full moons over the ocean
+ chosen families being loving and protective and a little snarly with each other because they trust each other to always be there and adoption stories where adoption is treated as totally normal and not a BIG DRAMATIC SECRET to up the tension and siblings as friends and friends as family
+ Halloween and horror movies
+ roadtrip stories and motorcycle rides
+ crossovers, the more twisty and complicated the better.

Do Not Want:
+ disrespect for characters of color, queer characters (particularly bisexual and trans* characters), fat characters, or characters with mental illness
+ character bashing
+ rape and non-con and dub-con (including as backstory)
+ use of "crazy" to mean bad or dangerous or scary, etc.
+ stories set at mental hospitals, whether currently active or abandoned
+ embarrassment/humiliation
+ animal cruelty or death
+ incest
+ spiders. Especially in art, but sometimes even the word is enough to get to me.

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SO LET US TALK ABOUT HOW TO NOMINATE THIS VIDEO.



Mostly, I am trying to decide how to nominate the characters. Despite MULTIPLE documents and news reports being included, I have not managed to make out either Demi or Michelle's character name, nor have I found it in any of the articles I've read about the video. It feels weird to nominate by their public names verses character names, but if that is what I have to do, it is what I will do.

Suggestions?

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Fandom: King Arthur Office Comedy

[dreamwidth.org profile] skygiants came up with the most amazing reincarnation-based King Arthur office show ever, and I am nearly in tears laughing at just the notes. I wish some production company would make this happen, because I need it. I need it.

I do not normally give one fuck about King Arthur stories, but I NEED THIS.

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Fandom: The Finder

I'd forgotten how terrible and heartbreaking (and, okay, well fucking done) the ending of The Finder is, considering it got cut short way too soon and it leaves everyone in a terrible place. FUCK.

Clearly THIS is what I should request for Yuletide, because I just want so much better for everyone.

(Also, it has made me sad about Michael Clarke Duncan all over again. God, he was amazing in everything, and I really fucking loved his character here.)

Okay, terrible might be too strong a word, but it ends in damn bittersweet ways, and I just want all sorts of stories about these characters solving mysteries and being a strange, broken little found family.

(This rewatch reminded me how damn annoying it is that either the writing and/or the way the episodes were aired was so out of order that continuity got fucked up, which is the same in Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, another show I just finished. It felt like a huge chunk of season two was actually episodes that were written to be a part of season one, and it was annoying as hell.)

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I've been watching a bunch of marching band and football movies and tv shows lately (because I'm working on a college marching band story that is just different enough from the type I'm watching that I can still watch them).

Earlier, I watched Varsity Blues, which is so, so terrible and cheesy in so many ways, but still hits me right in the feelings at a couple key points. (Also, I used to listen to the soundtrack during music competitions in high school, when I needed to clear my head from what we were actually playing. I have this sharp memory of stretching out in the sun a couple hours before my district solo competition one year and listening to "Horror Show" and "My Hero" on repeat.

I'm in the middle of Drumline: A New Beat (which is still pretty much the perfect college drumline story for me), and it is a little bit too close to what I'm actually writing for me to really want to be watching it, but I've already been sucked into the rewatch, so I'll finish it. It is so much fun, and I was charmed anew by the fact it actually addresses gay black men and the intersectional identities they have to navigate. (I wish it did the same for queer black women.)

This is my favorite time of year because of marching band (and Halloween and family holidays), but it is a difficult time of year, too, and I can feel myself slipping into a depressive cycle. I'm hoping to be able to keep writing this draft; I'm about 30k into it, and I think it will finish at around 75k, so I'm well underway.

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Fandom: Yuletide brainstorming

It is that time of year again! I've been thinking about potential Yuletide requests for a few weeks now, and was worried I wouldn't be able to come up with anything because I have been so hardcore into Leverage and The Librarians, neither of which are eligible (based on my super quick check of numbers at ff.net and AO3). (I've only seen season one of The Librarians, but there is a set of alternate universes toward the end of the season that has me wanting ALL THE FIC.)

But then I read through my Yuletide tag for awhile to inspire myself, and it worked!

Fandoms I am considering for Yuletide 2016:

+ Demi Lovato "Confident" music video

OH MY GOD THIS CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE HOTTEST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN. It is Michelle Rodriguez and Demi Lovato as ass-kicking badasses who have been used by the system in some way, first fight each other and then bond, and take off on motorcycles at the end. Are they somehow enhanced by science experiments? Are they werewolves? Are they just that badass? What happens after, what wrongs do they go right next? I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING.

Some of you expressed interest when I found it last year, so consider this your reminder: I really want to make this happen, y'all. Let's write hot music video fic this year!

+ Long Live the Queen, Turn of the Story, and/or Life is Strange

The three fandoms I requested last year, and I got an amazing Life is Strange story from it that I've reread numerous times and love. I might request on or more of these again, though; reading over last year's letter (which is linked above) reignited my excitement over all three.

+ Girl Meets World

I love Maya and Riley SO MUCH, and from a previous Yuletide brainstorming session, was reminded that I really want some sort of ghost story for them, Scooby Doo style, maybe. There are a ton of potential stories I would love to read.

However, I took a sharp break from it partway through season two (I think it was season two) because of some of the character choices they made for Farkle, and I haven't yet gone back. I should give it another try.

+ A couple years ago, I said I wished I'd discovered The Next Step before nominations closed, and I loved season one, then proceeded to never actually nominate it last year or watch any of the other seasons that may exist. I should look into that. I love ridiculous dance shows!

+ Also a couple years ago, I said I wanted Yuletide fic for Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, and yet I have never nominated it. This year may be the year.

What do you guys want to request and write for Yuletide?

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Fandom: Imzy

Here's a link to my Imzy community. I have no idea what I'm doing there just yet, and I drank a bunch of vodka before signing up. I'm sure that's helping.

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Fandom: Librarians

Clearly directly related to my newfound love of Leverage, I have started watching The Librarians. I've just finished the first two episodes of season one, which set up the premise and introduce the characters, and I am utterly charmed by this cheesy, adorable, ridiculous show. I've not seen the movies, and I don't actually like Flynn enough as a character at this point to go watch movies based around his adventures, but I have once again been hit by found family feelings. I am particularly delighted by John Kim playing Ezekial Jones, a snarky thief who makes me clap with glee often.

How I feel watching it reminds me quite a bit of how I felt watching Primeval, which I still adore and rewatch when I can.

So, people, any recs I can add to my reading or watching list for this one?

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Meme: Dreamwidth

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Fandom: Leverage

Thank you so much for all your recs. I've finally finished watching it ("finally" I pretty much marathoned all five seasons in a couple weeks, omg), and will start checking out your recs this weekend. I'm so excited about it! (And I wasn't clear about this, but vid recs are always welcome, too.)

I went into Leverage knowing: (1) a bunch of people whose taste I really trust absolutely adore it, (2) Aldis Hodge is ridiculously hot, (3) he played a wicked smart tech geek which makes him even hotter, (4) the blonde woman was an amazing thief who liked fire, (5) it was going to give me all sorts of chosen family feelings, and (6) there was an OT3 of OT3s that I was probably going to adore. And all those things are so, so, so true.

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When I watched the final episode, I immediately started a rewatch, which I have never done before with a tv show. In part, I wasn't done living in this world, but also, it is excellent background for writing. I managed more than 70k last month, finished a draft of my current project, and am making great progress on the first draft of my next project.

LEVERAGE, Y'ALL. <3 <3 <3

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Fandom: Leverage fic recs request

Earlier this week, after tons of people recommending it to me, I finally started watching Leverage, and I am already on season three. It is amazing and wonderful and fills me with feelings and I love everyone except for Nate indescribable amounts, but particularly Hardison, Parker, and Eliot, and of course my new OT3 of them together.

So those of you who were much smarter than me and have been loving it for years, please give me all your fic recs. I need them. I need them all.

I spend a great deal of time staring at the screen with hearts and stars in my eyes because I love this ridiculous chosen family so goddamn much.

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Meme: Things I Have and Have Not Done

I've seen this list around, and I find it most interesting when people make comments about the things, so I am doing that. Also bolding what I've done instead of using the X because I find that harder to parse.

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Fandom: Captain America: Civil War

I have not been so happy about a movie in a long, long time. I walked out saying I liked it almost as much as Winter Soldier, but the more I've talked about it with friends, I think in many ways I liked it even more. And unlike a lot of people, I thought it fit much more as the follow-up to Civil War than as Avengers 2.5, at least in terms of tone and storytelling strengths. (Obviously, Age of Ultron had to happen just to get the characters in, but still.)

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fandom: Girl Meets World season two

I've been catching up on season two of Girl Meets World, and Farkle has been far less annoying this season, for a variety of reasons, but then the writers have him force Riley to admit to feelings she's not ready to deal with because she's afraid of hurting her best friend. He does this by telling everyone her secret. I want someone to punch him in the face.

He does this under the guise of being a good friend, and that it's best for Riley, but it is so, so gross, the way it is handled. It's her life, and her relationships, and she gets to decide what she is going to say when. I have the feeling the show is going to 100% condone this as an act of true friendship, and seriously, someone needs to be punched in the face.

I'm at episode 25, Girl Meets the New Year, and I'm not sure if I can keep going with the season, because I am so angry at how this is being handled. He doesn't get to come in and tell Riley how she feels, how she handle her feelings, or force her to do anything at all about her feelings. That is not friendship.

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MEME: 31 DAYS OF DECEMBER: DAY 17 HAPPINESS

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Day 17: something that made you happy this year

Why yes, it is nearly May and I am still finishing a meme from December 2015. I am delightful like that.

In 2015, the things that made me happiest was time spent with family and friends. I had multiple trips with friends, both here locally and across the US for various reunions, and I spent a great deal of time with my family, which is always nice.

Something that's made me happy in 2016 is returning to full time work. It's not a job I ever thought I'd have in my career, but it is interesting and a challenge, but it can also be left at work. When I leave for the day (and I generally leave before 530), I don't have to worry about it until I go back the next morning. That is not something I will ever take for granted again, not after my previous job. Also, it is amazing how much just having steady work has improved my mental state. Don't get me wrong, when I am back in full treatment again, it will be even better, but this helps. Having a schedule, the steadiness of work, earning my own money -- I started working when I was 15, and before that I baby-sat, and I had not been unemployed so long since then. It was a hard year for me. This is better.

I've also been writing a ton, and that makes me happy, too. Even the days when the writing doesn't go well are better than before.

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Another fantastic surprise! [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass made another podfic, this time of all the broken hearts, a ridiculously indulgent story about the ways Willow loves, and Dawn loves, and the pain that brings, and the joy.

all the broken hearts [Podfic] (36 words) by blackglass
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Daniel "Oz" Osbourne/Dawn Summers, Daniel "Oz" Osbourne/Willow Rosenberg, Tara Maclay/Dawn Summers, Tara Maclay/Willow Rosenberg, Angel/Buffy Summers
Characters: Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, Dawn Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Tara Maclay, Buffy Summers
Additional Tags: Podfic, Podfic Length: 0-10 Minutes, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming
Summary:

A podfic of "all the broken hearts" by escritoireazul.



I can't wait to listen to this.

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Fandom: Wiscon and AMAs

Not necessarily together.

Wiscon: I'll be attending again this year! It's been a few years, but some friends and I first met in person at Wiscon 30, and it seemed fitting for all of us to go back for Wiscon 40. Will any of you guys be there? Let me know if you want to meet up, and I'll give you my contact info.

AMAs: I've seen a bunch of lists today, and I'm super excited to start reading everyone's answers, so I'm opening up for it, too. I won't stick to a specific month, because, well, clearly that doesn't work for me, but I'll answer a handful at a time until they're done. Once I have some questions, I'll make a master list.

New job has me swamped, and I'm doing a ton of creative work during my off hours, but I am trying to find a balance. I miss you guys! How are you?

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Fic: Podfic of One Girl Revolution

You guys, I got the nicest surprise in my email this morning! [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass recorded a podfic of my multifandom story, One Girl Revolution. I am absolutely delighted!

I wrote One Girl Revolution back in 2009 to celebrate 10 years of posting fic online (which means I am coming up on 20 years, fucking hell), and to celebrate all the wonderful fandoms and people I've had in my life because of fic. Having a podfic available is such a nice way to continue that celebration. I am thrilled, and touched, and so excited to share it with you all.

(I have a blanket permission statement about derivative works, and I am so glad I do, because being surprised by this is an A+ way to start the day.)

One Girl Revolution [Podfic] (47 words) by blackglass
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost Boys (1987), X-Men (Movies), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Pitch Black (2000), Mean Girls (2004), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Lost, Firefly, Serenity (2005), Supernatural, Dog Soldiers (2002), Full House (US), Blue Crush (2002), Girlfight (2000), Dawson's Creek, Bring It On (Movies), Breed (2006), Lilo & Stitch (2002), Stick It (2006), She's the Man (2006), One Tree Hill, Pirates of the Caribbean (Movies), Mighty Ducks (Movies), Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Fast and the Furious Series, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares, Emelan - Tamora Pierce, The Hollows - Kim Harrison, Baby-Sitters Club - Ann M. Martin, California Diaries - Ann M. Martin, Resident Evil (Movieverse), Making Out - Katherine Applegate, Twilight (Movies), Jurassic Park (Movies), Southern Vampire Mysteries - Charlaine Harris
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Letty Ortiz/Mia Toretto, Letty Ortiz/Dominic Toretto, Rachel Morgan/Ivy Tamwood, Stacey McGill/Dawn Schafer, Anne Marie Chadwick/Eden, Myrtle Edmonds/Lilo Pelekai, Alice Cullen/Emmett Cullen/Jasper Hale/Rosalie Hale
Characters: Faith Lehane, Star (Lost Boys), Julie Gaffney, Raven | Mystique, Nymphadora Tonks, Kyra, Regina George, Jules Paxton, Ana Lucia Cortez, Zoe Washburne, Tibby Rollins, Mary Winchester, Daja Kisubo, Megan (Dog Soldiers), Stephanie Tanner, Diana Guzman, Rain Ocampo, Andie McPhee, Missy Pantone, Nicki (Breed), Nina Geiger, Lucas Cabral, Haley Graham, Viola Hastings, Brooke Davis, Lucas Scott, Calypso | Tia Dalma, Lex Murphy, Frannie
Additional Tags: Surfing, Foursome, Queer Character, Female Character of Color, Latino Character, Hawaii, Hawaiian Character, Women Being Awesome, Podfic & Podficced Works, Podfic Length: 20-30 Minutes, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming
Summary:

A podfic of "One Girl Revolution" by escritoireazul.



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Fandom: Fanworks Meme

1. Your 3 fanworks with the most AO3 comment threads:

Molten Metal and Miniature Trees, Emelan series by Tamora Pierce, written for Yuletide 2007
Summary: Daja threw herself into her work, and into Briar's company.

Unbound, Jurassic Park series, written for Yuletide 2008 (this version locked to archive users only -- I should see about fixing that)
Summary: Human nature is fluid, and not bound by biology.

Not Like Christmas, Exactly, Bend It Like Beckham, written for Yuletide 2005 (this version locked to archive users only, and again, one to fix)
Summary: Jules remembers how Christmas used to be, and it's not quite like this.

2. Your 3 fanworks with the most kudos:

From Just One Spark, Fast and the Furious series, written for Yuletide 2014
Summary: Gisele falls and falls and falls, and Han closes his eyes.

Newly Calibrated, All Shiny and Clean, Carmilla (web series), written for Yuletide 2014
Summary: The Summer Society hunt runs long into the night. Danny holds her spear loosely in her left hand. Mostly, it’s ceremonial, but it is tipped in silver. Once upon a time, werewolves roamed the woods, long before Silas University was even a thought behind a dream. At least, that’s how the story goes.

Danny believes.

Upside Down and Inside Out, Emelan series by Tamora Pierce, written for Yuletide 2012

As Willow Moon waned, Lark taught them all to do handstands. (Sandry's Book)

Daja learns and lives and learns to live.

3. Your oldest fanwork: At least the oldest one available online, Forever Ain't All It's Cracked Up to Be, BtVS, first chapter originally posted back in 1999.

4. Your latest fanwork: Follow Me, Jurassic World, written for Yuletide 2015.

5. Fanwork you are proudest of: Burn This Town Down Tonight, the first of the Glee marching band stories. As hard as I broke up with Glee, I still love this story a lot, and reread it regularly. It captured the whole marching band feel in a way that I loved -- and other people seemed to really like that part, too.

6. Your longest fanwork: Darkness Falls, Lost Boys, the end of The Protector Series, at nearly 50k.

7. Your 3 fanworks with the most bookmarks:

From Just One Spark, Fast and the Furious series, written for Yuletide 2014
Summary: Gisele falls and falls and falls, and Han closes his eyes.

Upside Down and Inside Out, Emelan series by Tamora Pierce, written for Yuletide 2012

As Willow Moon waned, Lark taught them all to do handstands. (Sandry's Book)

Daja learns and lives and learns to live.

Newly Calibrated, All Shiny and Clean, Carmilla (web series), written for Yuletide 2014
Summary: The Summer Society hunt runs long into the night. Danny holds her spear loosely in her left hand. Mostly, it’s ceremonial, but it is tipped in silver. Once upon a time, werewolves roamed the woods, long before Silas University was even a thought behind a dream. At least, that’s how the story goes.

Danny believes.

8. Your top 3 crossover works: Based on what metrics? I'm going to use hits, because why not.

One Girl Revolution, which is not technically a crossover, but instead a collection of drabbles tied together, one per fandom I'd written in as of 2009, when I celebrated 10 years of fic.

Haunted Things (Real and Fake), which is technically a crossover between Scooby Doo Where Are You and Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, written for Yuletide 2009.

Ten Slayers Who Never Were (The Of All the Women in All the World Mix), BtVS crossed over with Lost, Full House, Blue Crush, Baby-Sitters Club, Fast and the Furious series, Bring It On, Resident Evil, Dawson's Creek, and Girlfight. Alternate title: Michelle Rodriguez is a Vampire Slayer, Let Me Show You How (oh, and some other people, too).

9. Your favorite characters to portray: Anyone portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez, but especially Letty Ortiz from Fast and the Furious series and Eden from Blue Crush. Werewolves.

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Meme: 31 Days of December: Day 16 sadness

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Day 16: something that made you sad this year

Just one thing? Good lord. The worst was seeing Mom's gravesite for the first time since we buried her. My uncle died a few months ago, and he was buried in the same graveyard. I knew this, but didn't actually realize what that meant until we were on our way to the graveyard, and by then it was too late. Seeing her stone, her name, was so, so much harder than I thought it would be. I wish I'd gone by myself the first time, because I absolutely lost it, and couldn't stop crying. Then I felt terrible, because I wasn't so much crying over my uncle as over Mom, who I miss, still, so hard. It will be four years this September, and it hurts, it hurts, it hurts. My poor aunt, who lost both her sister and her husband to the same disease.

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Day 15: something that made you laugh this year

As usual, my December blogging fell to the wayside for Yuletide writing. Good thing I don't care if I'm posting a December daily meme in January. (Or February ... or March ... oh dear.)

I spent a lot of time fighting either depression or those oh so fun bipolar mixed states (where the terrible darkness of depression mixes with mania, so basically I want to destroy everything immediately because it is all terrible and I can't shut off my brain's whirling thoughts long enough to deal with it), but I did manage to laugh a lot. I spent a great deal of time with grad school friends (reunions in Chicago, St. Louis [twice], and Memphis), my siblings (who are hilarious and delightful), J and his family (competitive card playing is hilarious), and my beloved dog, who is so cuddly and warm and silly and delightful I laugh at her pretty much daily.

And you guys are all pretty great, too, smart and funny and supportive.

So I've had a lot of laughter even during the darkest years, and I know how lucky I am for that. I will leave you with a quote from the holiday celebration I had with a couple of my siblings:

Brother M: [The alarm clock] sounds like R2D2 having an orgasm.

I thought one of us was going to pass out, we were all laughing so hard.

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This was the first story I started for Yuletide 2015, and pretty much the last thing I completed. I knew I wanted to write a sequel to From Just One Spark for quettaser, whose prompts last year and this year were incredibly inspiring, it just took me awhile to get there. Last year, I wrote how Gisele managed to survive. This year, I wrote about her learning to live again, and saving the people she loves.

Title: Soaked in Gasoline
Author: escritoireazul
Characters/Pairings: Gisele Harabo/Han Lue, Brian O'Conner/Mia Toretto, Sean Boswell/Neela
Author's Note: This is a transformative work of fiction set after Fast & Furious 6 and during Tokyo Drift. Sequel to From Just One Spark. Otherwise, this can be read as a story where Gisele fell from that plane but, in the manner of many Fast and the Furious characters, managed to survive certain death. This is what comes after.
Written for: quettaser as a Yuletide 2015 treat
Word count: 1,800
Rating: 13+
Read at AO3

Summary: Gisele and Han make a life in Tokyo, but no matter how many people they collect, it is not the same as family and home.

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I wanted to write this story for quettaser last year, but could never get the feel of the magic right, so I ended up writing From Just One Spark instead, which is also a fix-it fic in which Gisele and Han both live. This year, I wanted to try again, and succeeded. I love Mia and her magic, and how Dominic turned away from it, and how she finds her strength not in practicing alone, but in finding and keeping her place within her family, past, present, and future.

Title: Blood Sacrifice
Author: escritoireazul
Characters/Pairings: Gisele Harabo/Han Lue, Letty Ortiz/Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner/Mia Toretto
Author's Note: This is a transformative work of fiction set after Fast & Furious 6 and during Furious 7. Many thanks to my beta.
Written for: quettaser for Yuletide 2015
Word count: 4,200
Rating: 13+
Read at AO3

Summary: “Han,” she says, and her voice is rough. “Han,” she tries again.

He glances up at her, and the shadows under his eyes, the pain lining his face, make her want to cry.

“Han.” His name, a third time, the start of a spell. “I can bring her back.”

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This is the only new fandom I wrote for Yuletide. The moment I saw rsadelle's prompt, which wasn't until close to the end of the writing period, I knew I wanted to write her a Gen/Ann story. I sat down that very night, rewatched the movie, and wrote the first draft of this. I love the movie, which is ridiculous and adorable and fun, and I hope I captured some of that joy here.

Title: In the Shadows, In the Light
Author: escritoireazul
Characters/Pairings: Gen Harwood/Ann, Casey Carlyle
Author's Note: This is a transformative work of fiction set after the movie.
Written for: rsadelle as a Yuletide 2015 treat
Word count: 1,600
Rating: all ages
Read at AO3

Summary: Gen Harwood gave up figure skating to have a regular life. Now she just has to figure out what that means.

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