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[personal profile] woldy prompts: Favorite plotbunny that you've never written?

Man, everywhere I go I'm trailed by the ghosts of stories I haven't written! No way I can limit it to just one.

I'm sorry I never wrote the sequel to American Way where Ray K. would have to pass for Canadian. Chat log from 2002: resonant pictures Ray with his hand on the top button of Fraser's shirt: Very softly: "May I?"

I'm sorry I never wrote "True Minds," in which adult, postwar Harry and Snape become partners in Legilimency, but there's something dreadful in their shared past. I posted a fragment of it here.

I'm sorry I never wrote the follow-up to Experience in SGA; it was going to be called "Innocence" and take place in canon time. At first John thought Rodney was playing some sort of weird psychotic game with him. How else could you explain Rodney McKay -- *Rodney McKay* -- shaking his hand and calling him Major Sheppard? Rodney saying, "Think of where we are in the universe" in the same authoritative tone that John remembered him using for "Go on, take your clothes off, nothing I haven't seen before."

I need to finish what I start, because after a while stories get stiff and unworkable like dried-up play-doh.

All of us

Apr. 30th, 2013 07:55 pm
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[personal profile] blnchflr pointed out to me that Transfigurations is ten years old this month. (I don't think I've ever stuck with any other hobby for ten years, despite all those piano lessons.)

At this distance, the main thing I see in the story is a triumph of collaboration. The kind of shared creation that goes on in fandom is something I've never seen anywhere else, and it's unspeakably precious.

HP people?

Aug. 7th, 2010 10:16 am
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Stupid question)
I had a request today to beta a Harry/Snape novella for a first-time writer. I'm not up for betaing for someone I don't know in a fandom I'm not in any more. Can anyone rec me a beta community or other resource that I can share with her?
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... and yes, I'm serious about that crossover. This is for the [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo square "Unmixy things: weird crossovers."


Appetite
Snape (sort of; it's complicated)/Horst -- NC-17 -- 2,700 words
Snape's happy ending requires him to start again in another story.
Warnings, if any (highlight to read): Um, cartoon characters having sex? No particular warning.
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I've just put up another thanks-for-books smutlet on my website:

How Much
Harry/Snape/Remus -- R -- 400 words
for [livejournal.com profile] dementordelta, who prompts: "How much do I love you?"

Canonicity note: Ignores all of book 7 and possibly parts of book 6 as well. Imagine that I've fled to 2005 and asked for diplomatic amnesty.
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Lots of people have been doing cool stuff with my stories, and I've been terribly remiss in sharing links.

[livejournal.com profile] viva_gloria did a DVD commentary on Term of Service (SGA, McKay/Sheppard, NC-17) -- find it here.

[livejournal.com profile] ladyvyola did a DVD commentary on Advantage (SGA, McKay/Sheppard, NC-17) -- find it here.

[livejournal.com profile] podfic_lover did podfics of Getting the Message (Due South, Fraser/Kowalski, G) and Subterfuge (Due South, Fraser/Kowalski, NC-17) -- find them here.

[livejournal.com profile] laurie_ky did audiobooks of Tender (Sentinel, NC-17) and Knoxville (Sentinel, PG-13) with cover art by [livejournal.com profile] cybel -- find them here.

[livejournal.com profile] kinseyx did a podfic of The Familiar (HP, Potter/Snape, NC-17) -- find it here.

[livejournal.com profile] zabira did a podfic of Homemaking (Due South, Fraser/Kowalski, NC-17) -- find it here.

[livejournal.com profile] anatsuno did an audiobook of Field Conditions (SGA, McKay/Sheppard, NC-17) with cover art by [livejournal.com profile] cybel -- find it here.

My deepest apologies if you did something and I forgot to announce it.

As always, if you like the work, comment to the reader/artist/commentator. And my policy on any and all such transformations of my stories is: Go for it.
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Every year the park district has a Harry Potter-themed carnival plus DVD showing, which always draws a huge crowd. I never went before, but this year the kidlet has newly discovered that she's a HP maniac, so of course we had to be there.

The kidlet was sorted (into Hufflepuff) and endured something called Wand Evaluation (12 1/2 inches, beechwood, dragon heartstring, actually a stick she picked up out of the yard). There was a guy making balloon-animal wands for kids who hadn't brought their own; unfortunately, they bore a really horrible resemblance to balloon penises complete with testicles, resulting in lots of conversations up and down the line that went, "Mom, what are you laughing at? Mom? Mom, tell me!" Community theater was out in force, as were local fans with hand-knitted house scarves and hand-carved wands.

Half of me was looking around the place more or less with the eyes of my nine-year-old. The other half was thinking: You adults who came in costume? At least two-thirds of you have read Transfigurations. I so win.
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[livejournal.com profile] rhicauldrie has taken on the enormous task of creating a podfic of Transfigurations (and the mini-follow-up, Repairs). You can download the chapters from here.

Pretty cool, huh? Be sure to let the podficcer know if you like it!
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Harry eyes)
When I posted my HP WIPs, I said, "A pox on open-canon fandoms," and [livejournal.com profile] arby_m said, "I totally agree, but what about SGA? (Does the openness of canon not count, because it is SGA after all and the writers are on crack?)"

Crack helps, but really I have two problems with writing in HP fandom now: (1) unity vs. episodic-ness, and (2) how much I trust JKR, which is not much.

There are no spoilers in this post, but it's the sort of discussion that could easily generate spoilers in the comments, so beware. here's a cut tag for you. )
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Keyholes)
Green Earrings
Hermione/Angelina/Katie -- PG -- 1500 words
So pretty.
Not quite unfinished; just doesn't add up to anything.

The Project
Harry/Snape -- NC-17 -- 5000 words of story plus 2000 words of chat log
He wished it had been anyone other than Snape.
I can't remember whether [livejournal.com profile] julad's suggestions actually changed the story as written, or if the most I'd gotten around to doing with them was pasting in the chat log.
Note: I feel I should put some sort of warning on this, because [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza hated it -- scenes that I'd thought of as merely distant and clinical had a horrible squicky noncon feeling to her. You know your own squicks; if you have any concerns, I'm happy to answer questions.

Icebreaker
Harry/Snape/Lupin -- deeply, profoundly NC-17 -- 14,300 words
Harry brews a potion.
Riddled with gaps; also switches from third person to first and has a couple of separate beginnings. I had beta help here from [livejournal.com profile] bethbethbeth, [livejournal.com profile] giglet, and [livejournal.com profile] julad.


True Minds
Harry/Snape -- R -- 4200 words
Legilimency and everything after.
this is mostly notes; what little narrative there is is an odd style because a lot of it is taking place inside a Legilimancy session. The story would have been a big, significant one if I'd ever been able to write it, which is probably why I couldn't.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Harry eyes)
Three more HP fragments.

Incredulous
Harry/Percy -- would have been NC-17 but ends with a kiss -- 1200 words
Every Weasley wants something he can't have. That's what makes a Weasley. (This was going to be a smutlet requested by [livejournal.com profile] icarusancalion. About half finished. The half that's missing, alas, is the sex.)

Cannily, Cannily
Snape -- G -- 800 words
Fathers. (This one isn't unfinished; it just kind of doesn't amount to anything.)

Found
Harry/Snape -- NC-17 -- 3400 words
"Where the devil is Potter? He's the designated hero. It's his job." (This one reads finished to me, but I remember that [livejournal.com profile] julad wanted something different out of it. [livejournal.com profile] darthfox did an early beta.)
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Keyholes)
There are no HP spoilers in this post.

My Harry Potter muse left me somewhere in the middle of Half-Blood Prince. (A pox upon open-canon fandoms! I never had this problem in Sentinel!) But I still had all these half-finished stories, and I couldn't bear to give up hope.

Well, I've discovered that just knowing the story will end soon is enough to make me give up hope. So I'm going to toss all these up over the next couple of days before they get completely obliterated by the new canon. Some of them are mostly outlines; some are half-written stories; some are finished stories that just happen to need a lot of work to make them good stories.

Please keep your expectations low! There's a good reason why I never published these. Sometimes several good reasons.

Here's the first one:

Remission
Snape/Lupin -- NC-17 -- 6,300 words
"You took the cure." "Yes, but the wolf is still there."

Art!

Jul. 15th, 2007 08:20 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Quidditch)
[livejournal.com profile] umino_morskaya has done a lovely drawing of the bathtub scene in The Familiar. You can find it here. I love the expression on the frog's face! And Snape's bony knees!
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I just had a Blinding Flash of the Obvious: When people are kind enough to nominate me for contests, I ought to repay them by sharing the contest with the people on my flist. Duh. Sorry.

Anyhow, someone has nominated Transfigurations for the Quill To Parchment contest, which was very nice of someone. I particularly like this contest's approach to categories: Boys Do It Better Male Slash, Girls Do It Better Femslash, Because JKR Said So Canon Het, Because We Want It So Fanon Het ...

To tell the truth, if anyone wants my voting suggestion, I suggest y'all vote for something newer -- lots and lots of great stuff has been published in HP since 2003.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Huzzah!)
So cool! ~cambium (a.k.a. [livejournal.com profile] ectomycorrhizae, whose username always comes into my brain as "ecto-my-lou, my darling") has illustrated one of the scenes in Transfigurations that I most wanted to see!

~cambium's beautiful Transfigurations art here
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(meme from [livejournal.com profile] hesychasm)

Ask me what happens after the end of any of my stories. (Or tell me what you think.)
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Quidditch)
(Can't be a smutlet if there's no smut ...)

Repairs
a sequel to Transfigurations
Dreaded Het Warning
Ron/Hermione -- PG-13 -- 12K
"Anything else want fixing?"

For [livejournal.com profile] jood on her birthday!
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Quidditch)
This is so cool! Alina, a.k.a. [livejournal.com profile] shored, is doing a graphic novel adaptation of my Harry Potter story, The Familiar. It's a work in progress, but she's already got eight pages up, and is updating every week. (Except that she went on vacation before I got around to updating, which is my fault and not hers.)

The story was NC-17, so I imagine the graphic version will get there eventually, too, but so far it's safe for all.

Check out all her art while you're at it!

[edited to add] When you get to page 8, be sure to click the Next button (which will attempt to take you to a page that isn't there) because her error message is a classic.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Harry eyes)
A small G-rated snippet as a belated birthday gift for [livejournal.com profile] darthfox.

Four and a Half Minutes
Harry/Ron -- G -- 4K
After a Potions accident, Ron needs something.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] terrio for beta.
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My page ought to be hitting 100,000 any minute now.

To celebrate, I've put up ten number smutlets in both Due South and Harry Potter fandoms. (All on one page, all NC-17.)

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