kristin: (goodwife: kalinda in the rain)
I had an extremely long, horrible day. But you want to know what? I have about as much interest in writing about that as you do in reading about it.

Instead, let's talk about something awesome, or rather someone.

spoilers for the good wife )
kristin: (newsradio: lisa)

I love reading about the remixing process so I thought I’d put in my two cents. This year I wrote four: one assignment, one pinch hit and two madness. However, I think only two of them really worked as remixes.

I took different approaches to how I actually went about remixing each of them

First up, the Madness fics.

friend of mine (the guess what, i'm not a robot remix) (1644 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Social Network (2010)
Relationships: Eduardo Saverin/Mark Zuckerberg
Characters: Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin
Summary: Okay, maybe that should have been Dustin's first clue that something was wrong. Because A) Mark could do his own research and B) well, when had Mark ever wanted to know anything about another person? A friendship found in texts.
I wrote this in about an hour on the last day, right before I was due at work. It is a remix of no child of mine, aka the epic hooker!fic/stalking!fic/bamf!wardo!fic. I had read it before and was looking for an excuse to write TSN fic, so I was thrilled when [personal profile] ninhursag signed up for Remix Madness.

As for the process of remixing, it basically went, well, I don’t have time to tell Wardo’s part of the story (though I really wanted to) but wait, outsider PoV!

Naturally, given how quickly I wrote it, it was my most popular fic this year. I like it when people read my stuff, so I was delighted to watch the hit count go up and up.

However, it really really doesn’t work as a remix.

No, Seriously.

One of the main criteria for remixes, in my opinion, is that it can stand on its own. It should tell a similar story, and draw from the original, but at the end of the day, if it can’t be read and understood on its own, well, it is just a sequel/missing scene/extension of the original. For it to be a remix, you should be able to read either one first.

So while I had fun writing Dustin and Wardo texting each other, I am annoyed at how far off the mark I was.

sleep apraxia (the land, sea and sky remix) (1160 words) by faviconkristin
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Summary: “This is just so-” John paused, quite obviously searching for the right adjective. Interesting. His face was, almost impossibly, more open this way. Expressions exaggerated rather than drug dull. Atypical. (Must keep that in mind for assessing other reactions.) “Sherlock.” Three times Sherlock slept in a moving vehicle.

On the other hand, this fic does work, at least in my mind. I remixed [personal profile] saraht’s recreational aphasia, which is a lovely quiet little fic from John’s POV. I had never written Sherlock fic before, and I knew I wanted to write from Sherlock’s PoV, so this worked perfectly.

Now as I mentioned, I have read a bunch of remixing meta in the past. One of the best bits of advice I took was to take something away from the original, but then also add something new. In this case I took away John’s PoV and added two additional times Sherlock slept.

Not anything groundbreaking or wonderful, but I think this fic worked well enough.

Wait for the Sunrise (The Quantum Entanglement Remix) (1193 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Firefly
Characters: River Tam, Zoe Washburne
Summary: At the end of the 'verse, River has a conversation with Schrödinger's cat.

For my pinch hit I a remix of Strength of the World by [personal profile] escritoireazul.

The alternate title of the fic should be: How Kristin Confused Herself.

So, I initially planned on writing from the PoV of the cat. However, when I was rereading the fic, I realized that the cat wasn’t real, or maybe it was. I went back, reread it yet again and still couldn’t figure it out.

From there it was obvious there had to be at least a mention of Schrodinger. And... well, after that, it was taken care of it really was just a simple PoV switch. As to the cat, still no clue if it was a metaphor, real, Serenity, a communal madness.

There is No Relativity (The Fright Fest Remix) (2974 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Veronica Mars (TV)
Characters: Wallace Fennel, Veronica Mars, Lilly Kane
Summary: “You know you are my best sidekick.” Wallace paused while Veronica settled back down onto the couch. “At least until I build that robot.”Veronica Mars watches horror movies with her BF(F).

Lastly, though it was first written, there is my assignment fic, a remix of [personal profile] azurejay’s Our lives will not flash before our eyes.

I lucked out on my assignment this year. There were 5+ fandoms xe had written in that I knew. I decided to go through them all systematically, and I actually did. I started a txt document where I copied the info of all fics I liked/thought I could remix and made notes there.

But for all of that, I still remixed the first fic I read. (I blame fandom march madness, as it had rekindled my VMars love.)

I knew I wanted to write Veronica&Wallace fic, so I jumped right in and wrote about them hanging out and discussing their lives as movies, which is a scene that is briefly mentioned in the original. (Sidenote: this was the first fic where I wrote all the dialogue first, then went back through and added tags. Not quite sure I liked that approach.) I finished it pretty quickly and merrily sent it off to be betaed.

If you like this fic, you should praise [personal profile] snow. Because she read through the fic and informed me it didn't work and, most importantly let me know what the fic needed, aka Lilly.

The thing is, I am still not 100% sure this works as a remix either. I am not sure it relates enough to [personal profile] azurejay's awesome original.
kristin: (supernatural: anna in blood)
Well hello, circle. (and flist, though LJ is currently not loading for me.) I have news for you of the fic related variety!

A. I received some really fucking awesome fics for this year's Remix Redux.

First off there is the awesomeness that is:

pull me out (don't lose your grip remix) (2991 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Castiel, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Anna Milton, Uriel

Okay so, this is based on my SPN Reversebang fic from last year. Not gonna lie, my favorite part of that fic was premise, courtesy of the awesome artist. (The premise for the majority of you who won't remember is this: Anna was the one who pulled Dean from hell, while Cas fell.) My anon remixer took that same premise and made it so so much better.

And then I got a Remix Madness fic!

No Happy Endings (Once Upon a Time Remix) (100 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Uriel (Supernatural)
Summary: All fairy tales begin with "once upon a time" and end with "happily ever after."

Oh, this is just a little bite of awesome. Uriel is my favorite character who has appeared on this show and the anon author managed to encapsulate him perfectly. ♥

B. (You didn't think there wouldn't be a B, did you?) I also wrote for Remix. In fact, I wrote 4 fics. (Two in regular, two in Madness.) Guess what they are and get either 3 custom icons or a ficlet.

Your hints:
  1. All four fics are in different fandoms, and none are crossovers.

  2. According to Ao3, I have only written one of them before.

  3. All the fics are over 1000 words and under 3000.

  4. All are marked gen, but one has a pairing listed (as I back-grounded it in the fic.)

Also, I know I am the least secretive, so you can't claim the prize if I already told you what I wrote.
kristin: (doctor who: craig/dalek otp)
First! I drabbled. (Which is less disgusting than it sounds. I know it is a legit term I just always read it as something not that pleasant.) And as I am bit of a purist, yes, it is exactly 100 words, at least according to Ao3.

So here is a tiny fic about Rory that I knid of hate. Not because of Rory, but because I am sure I fucked up his voice. (Wow, I am sure selling the shit out of this fic, aren't I?)

Knowing (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who, Doctor Who & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Characters: Rory Williams

Rory has heard the comments. Hard not to. “You let your girlfriend/fiancee/wife go around kissing other blokes?” (As if he ever let Amy do anything.)

Secondly, I am in the finishing process of two fics, one for an exchange one for fun. Each will clock in at under 1k (or just about that range) and each needs a beta and (if I can get it) Brit-picking. The fics:
  • Doctor Who, River Song and Donna Noble gen.

  • Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock and John gen.

Please let me know if you can help out over the next couple days! (They won't be ready for anyone else's eye until tomorrow morning.)

oh, shows

Apr. 25th, 2011 10:20 pm
kristin: (community: looking in)
*waves hi at newcomers*

People, this week was awesome. Not personally, but fannishly.

Exhibit A: I finished my remix fic and pinch hit and while I have a few issues with both, they are done and not completely shit.

Exhibit B: Community was back, baby! I mean, it has been airing regularly, but it was back to form. Funny, meta and character driven. Plus, Annie's boobs.

Exhibit C: One of my very favorite shows came back on the air, delightfully and true to form. And I'm not talking about Doctor Who. (Okay, I am, but I am also talking about the also very very wonderful Treme.)

People, why are you not talking about this? Spoilers! )
Also, shirtless PJ Ransome.

Exhibit D: Now I am actually talking about Doctor Who. And what I have to say is: OH MY SHOW YOU ARE BACK AND I LOVE YOU AND PONDS AND RIVER AND ELEVENTY AND EVERYTHING AND CREEPY ALIENS AND TARDIS AND HATS AND LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I'm not going to talk about the plot yet, mostly because I want to see the rest of the two-parter. (Preferably now, please, Moffat. *grabby hands*)

Exhibit E: I have been all writerly. I get this way around fic exchanges. Something switches on and I end up wanting to write more and more and then I get tired of it and don't write for months. However! This time I am afflicted with a certain awfulness: too many WiPs. (And yet, I started two new ones today, oh, brain.)

Therefore I am making a list of fics I actually want need to finish to force myself to concentrate on them:
  • River&Donna, telepathy fic (Doctor Who) - a fill for the female character trope fest that is almost done.

  • Rory relationship drabble (Doctor Who) - I was thinking thoughts and am writing them. Novel, I know.

  • Veronica Mars / The Good Wife thing (self explanatory) - another fill for the trope fest that I have snippets for but needs a fuckton of work to make it have, idek, logic?

  • robot!mark (TSN) - this had been languishing unattended on the kinkmeme for weeks. i need to just put a few hours in and get some more words out.

  • Pineapple Bodywash (Old Spice Man / Psych) - this has been half written for almost a year now.

My goal is to get all of those done in the next two weeks. Doable, yes. Likely, eh, we'll see.
kristin: (Default)
Once again I've done [ profile] character20n20. This time I claimed Joan from Mad Men.

. .

the rest are under the cut )
kristin: (music: runaway - unconventional couple)
Here are the (very belated) results of the meme from my last entry where I asked people to posit scenarios with an unknown group of characters. I can now reveal the list:

1. Stringer Bell (the Wire)
2. Veronica Mars
3. Castiel (SPN)
4. Zoe (Firefly)
5. The Old Spice Man
6. Peggy (Mad Men)
7. Olive (Pushing Daisies)
8. Mark Zuckerburg (The Social Network)
9. Emerson (Pushing Daisies)
10. Troy (Community)
11. Katniss (Hunger Games)
12. Gus (Psych)
13. Brad Colbert (Generation Kill)
14. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
15. Omar Little (The Wire)

and the answers )

I also did the Ao3 hitcount meme:

1. Meta Yuletide Fic - OSM (5126 hits)
2. Honey Pie - Telephone/Psuhing Daisies (761 hits)
3. Bordellos, Brothels and Berries, Oh My! - Pushing Daisies (447 hits)
4. It's Just the Way the Game is Played - The Wire (444 hits)
5. Just Moments - Mad Men (438 hits)
6. Those That Be Not What They Seem - Leverage/Othello (394 hits)
7. All My Wires Without Traces - Submachine (388 hits)
8. Today's Just a Day Like the Day that He Started - The Wire (280 hits)
9. Fine Dining in Baltimore - The Wire (247 hits)
10. The Rules of Roles - Entourage (235 hits)

and now a bit of discussion about the results (including graphs!) )
kristin: (goodwife: kalinda)
So, yes, I wrote a bunch of fics for Purim Gifts in a bunch of different fandoms. (Specific, aren't I?)

fics for firefly, hunger games, doctor who, community, psych, southland and psych/southland under the cut )

Also! I have seen this meme floating and it is never not fun. (Except when people don't comment, so please do!)
1. Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2. Ask your flist to post questions in the comments. For example: 'One, nine and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?', 'Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?', 'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?'

3. After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
kristin: (parksandrec:swansonapproved)
Random post is random. There are few different topics to post about so I'm gonna break out the bullet points.
  • Remix! - I got my assignment and I am strangely not panicked about writing. I read through all the possible fics and seemed to have figured out what I am remixing and how. I even have a title already. This is possibly going too well.

  • Sticky Post! - So instead I am stressing about how much whomever got assigned to remix one of my fics must be hating me due to the lack of options.

    That is probably why I put up a new sticky post with links to all my fics and graphics. I did it too late to link to my remixer, but it is there now?

  • Purim Gifts! - I got three amazing Community fics. (They are all linked as they are all in a series.) Go! Read! Comment! You know you want to as they are made of awesome.

  • Purim Gifts, I Wrote Some Too! - In fact, I wrote quite a few. (Seven, to be exact.) I would offer a prize if people guessed what I wrote but I am the least stealthy so it might be too obvious.

  • Also, someday I will go back to talking about shows in my journal.
kristin: (community: butt stuff)
I finally finally organized all of my gdocs into something resembling order. I am celebrating my new wip label by doing that WIP meme that has been floating around:

Comment with the name of one of these and I will post a sentence from one of my WIPs. Caveat, some of these are chatfics I saved in order to clean up.
oldest to newest )
There are also three fics in progress for Purim Gifts, but those are still secret.


kristin: (the wire: the fuck did i do)
I am beginning to fret about finishing [community profile] purimgifts. So the obvious step was to procrastinate and make icons. At least they were for a challenge and not just for fun?

Fandom: The Wire
Character: Stringer Bell
Challenge: [ profile] character20n20
. .

icons under the cut )
kristin: (music: janelle smiling)
I suppose I should explain my absence from DW/LJ, seeing as I haven't posted in a month and a half. But really, it can all be explained away by the fact that while my real life isn't yet super busy, I am trying very hard to make it so.

Among things I have done in the meantime:

  • Earned money for my art and design skills. (Hopefully this won't be anything of note by this time next year, but for now I am letting myself be happy I have found a way to earn my keep doing something I love.)

  • Gone to an Erotic Reading Room at a bar. I found myself wondering what percentage of the people there were from fandom.

  • Signed up for writing in a big bang. I only have about 2k words written so far, but I think I can do this. I do not, however, think anyone else will want to read it. (For I am actually writing the Supernatural/The Wire crossover I started. The problem is the balance. All 2k words so far are from Michael's (The Wire) POV and the Winchesters have yet to make an appearance.)

  • Written three Supernatural drabbles. This was done entirely to qualify for Remix. I loved pinch hitting last year, but wanted to be able to play for real. The only fandom I qualified for was The Wire, which obviously didn't make their list. Therefore the drabbles. I was amused to find I had the same thought processes last year, which is why I only needed three new drabbles to get me to the minimum.

  • All my fic is up on AO3 now. Looking at it all assembled there makes me realize just how little I have written. There are a couple comment fics I need to clean up a bit and add, but as it stands now, I have only written 32 fics in all my years of fandom, 6 of which are drabbles. (Unsurprisingly, most of my writing has come out of Yuletide. 18 out of 32, in fact.)

Anyway, here are my rough drabbles that I wrote tonight. (And by drabble I do mean 100 words exactly a piece.)

Sleepwalking (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Castiel

He had not found his father, yet. He had, however, found something.

Once (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Uriel (Supernatural)

Once upon a time. That was how stories started now, he knew. Once upon a time, humanity was forced from the garden.

Or Something Like It (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Victor Henriksen

Couldn’t cause a scene now, not when he was a ghost.

(I really like the share feature of AO3, by the way.)
kristin: (the wire: the fuck did i do)
number of fics: 8
number of fandoms: 7
total wordcount: 22.5k words
number of pictures created (for myself and others): 4

I wrote, well, quite a few Yuletide fics. I’m going to go in more detail on the individual fics below, but it was interesting experience.

Assignment: Phalangeridae Didelphimorphia (or an Opossum’s Adventure) (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

My assignment was for a Fantastic Mr. Fox fic for Satchelfoot. They didn’t include any details, or put up a letter, which made things interesting. They did, luckily, use the Gen tag in addition to the characters (Kylie, Badger & Coach Skip) so I didn’t end up stressing about writing a threesome between an opossum, badger and … whatever the coach is. Instead I just wrote a gen adventure in which Kylie goes on a quest to find the wolves.

I spent a lot of time figuring out exactly what I was going to do with this one, rather than actually writing it. It was my first Yuletide assignment with no details, so I had to just guess what my recipient would like. I also had an issue in that when I offered this fandom I didn’t realize how much of love of this fic is about the visuals. I love the characters and the whimsical plot, but really; I see this fandom rather than hear it, and had a hard time getting the visuals across in my fic.

I also included two images with that fic (under the cut at the end of the post) illustrating two of Kylie’s dreams. I did this mostly to make up for my lackluster prose.

Pinch Hit Number One: Bordellos, Brothels and Berries, Oh My! (Pushing Daisies)

OK, so here is something you need to know about me. I am a pinch hit addict. I can’t help it. I see the emails come flooding into my inbox and I click reply as quickly as I can. The first pinch hit I picked up was very early in the process, which gave me time to write this a Pushing Daisies fic for [ profile] hllangel.

This fic was notable for two reasons: A. It is very much NOT GEN. (My first non-gen fic!) B. I managed to make it exactly 6666 words. (Unintentional? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.)

I love Pushing Daisies and had fun mimicking the narrator voice. It is the fic I fretted over the most, because it was so very far out of my wheelhouse. I am not sure the emotional resolution happens, or if my fade-to-black was satisfying. Also, now I can’t say I’ve never written anything but gen.

Pinch Hit Number Two: Honey Pie (Pushing Daisies/Telephone music video)

So yes, I also wrote this year’s crazy crossover for [ profile] ladyofjest, which is a Pushing Daisies mash-up with Lady Gaga’s Telephone video. My rationalization? They are both bright, colorful, over-the-top with occasional song and dance bits. (Also, when I snagged the pinch hit I realized I could do either and couldn’t decide.)

Now, I knew I wanted to write Emerson fic. Not only because Emerson is awesome, but because I had been failing to write much that fit the [community profile] dark_agenda challenge. I already had been working on my Pushing Daisies narrative voice for the previous pinch hit, so I knew I was going to use that. From there, this was actually pretty quick to write. I banged it out over the course of a couple days and am pretty satisfied with it. (I am, however, ticked that I misspelled a main character’s name through out. Honey B, no Honey Bee, self!)

Pinch Hit Number Four: Just Moments (Mad Men)

(Yes, I can count. I just want to discuss the third one a little later.)

This was a very very very last minute thing. I have said before I don’t feel the need to read or write Mad Men fic. And for the most part, that remains true. But a couple hours before the collection closed, elyn sent out last frantic pinch hits, including one for [personal profile] bowdlerized, who wanted “I'm interesting in seeing Don and Rachel Menken together again--either in a flashback or in the future, if you can find a way to wrangle it. If that doesn't appeal, I also love Don and Peggy's working relationship, and I love Joan, too. In general, I'm most interested in life at Sterling Cooper (Draper Pryce) and not at home..” And I thought, I can do that.

So I did. I wrote a 5 Times fic about Peggy and Don and the growth of their relationship. (OK, really, mostly just Peggy.) It is rather sparse, as my fics tend to be anyway, but due to time constraints it was especially abbreviated. But I think I did well enough under the circumstances. But this is one I would love to expand at some point, if only so you can tell who is saying what.

Treats 1&2: Waiting to Play, Practical Legends (The Wire)

I am sure you are all suitably shocked. *crickets*

OK, yes, I realize I am not subtle. There was no chance in hell I wasn’t going to write Wire treats for [personal profile] mjules and [ profile] novembersmith. I suggested (forced) both of them to start watching the Wire as well as to request it. ILTHEM FOR THAT (as well as just in general.)

Jules wanted high school Bunk and Omar and so she got them! My darling huckleberry wanted Omar and Ziggy and so she go them! (See, you should watch the Wire, yes you, so you too can get what you want.)

Both of these were quick things. I actually started and finished both of these on the same day. There is not really much to say about them.

Treats 3: Fine Dining in Baltimore (The Wire)

You know who is awesome? Elyn is awesome. [ profile] everywherestars is awesome. I couldn’t choose who to write for, so I wrote this fic for both of them. Again, this was a last minute thing written on the 20th at about 3am. (I wrote an awful lot that day.)

It is a 5 times Wire fic featuring four times meals were missed and one that wasn’t. I still haven’t decided if the last section is ridiculous or awesome. Again, I wish I had started writing this, say, oh, at the beginning. Because each section is so short. If I had time there would be more letters of the alphabet and more fully realized scenarios rather than the tiny snippets.

There is actually a lot I was trying to do with this stylistically, that because of the time management issues I was not able to work in. The alphabet thing (the POV characters are in alphabetical order), the no one actually eating etc. Originally, all the vignettes were meant to tell the story of Randy’s death. But I never actually managed to get that plotted well enough to include it.

Pictures!!! aka Something I don’t suck as much at!

Click to be taken to the full sized images
fantastic mr fox )

haven: for novembersmith )

love, actually: for mjules )

Pinch Hit Number Three: Meta Yuletide Fic (The Fic You Wish Your Fic Smelled Like)

So yeah. That happened?

Seriously, I am so overwhelmed by the response to this fic. I have never ever received so much fannish love at once. (I am predicting that most people will see who wrote it will go: Who? Or maybe: The crazy Wire lady?) I am not going to lie. When I came up with this idea I knew it would get hits. I just wasn’t sure people would actually like it rather than just wanting to see the train-wreck.

You know how people are always talking about who the most popular this is the quickest thing they wrote? Yeah. That was completely the case for this one. I sat down, typed it up and had it done within a couple hours (except for the footnotes which were a later addition).

But I am thrilled with the response (and I’ll admit, a little scared by it). So:

Hello, Yuletiders. I see you have descended on my journal of thoughts and icon thingies. Are you here to see me write things for you while whistling a tune that perfectly mimics the song of that rare bird you once saw a television special about? Or do you come to witness the perfection I render in pixels of the icon variety while baking cookies that melt in your mouth with bursts of the flavor of awesome?

Oh, it doesn’t matter. I am here (and, I suppose, you are too.). Let us go forth with the merry making and fresh water fish.
kristin: (random: oscar the grouch)
I have begun reading my way through the Yuletide archive is a haphazard manner. Here are a few of the fics I have particularly enjoyed:

Gifts for Me! (c/ped from my reaction post because omg, so many fics to rec.)
The Way We Look at a Constellation - Fandom: Southland, Metropolis: the Chase Suite - Janelle Monae, Troubleshooter Inc. - Suzanne Brockmann, Graceland (Album).

Yes, just take that list of fandoms all in. (Made more impressive by the fact that I requested none of them this year.) It is a glorious, glorious fusion of awesome and amazing and epic.

Ready or Not is a motherfucking WIRE APOCAFIC. Oh, but wait it gets better. IT IS A MOTHERFUCKING WIRE APOCAFIC ABOUT RANDY AND CARVER. Someday I will be able to express my feelings without capslock. Today is not that day.

The Path Ahead is a wonderful crossover between the Sarah Jane audio books and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and is full of awesome timey-wimey bits.

Other Recs
#yuletide, winnie the pooh, all dogs go to heaven, better off ted, cougar town, dollhouse, community, friday night lights, haven, life, mad men, metropolis suite, the middleman, modern family, old spice man, parks & rec, sarah jane adventures, son of a preacher man, southland, sports night, telephone, threadless t-shirt designs, treme, the walking dead, the wire )
kristin: (sja: clyde light texture)
Dear lovely Yuletide author,

Most importantly: you are awesome.

Thank you so much for writing a fic for me! I am sure I will love whatever you create! I want a fic that the author was happy writing, so feel free to ignore this if you work best without extra info.

I've included my requests as well as some additional information about why these fandoms are awesome. But first here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you.
  • If you include porn in your fic I will probably scroll past it.

  • I am ok with character death and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it.

  • I also love positive racial diversity lots. If you want some beta help in that regards, or just want to check out an awesome project, go to [community profile] dark_agenda. (Also, should go without saying, but please don't racefail.)

  • I like: plot, ensembles, banter, found families, fully realized settings, adventures, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.

  • I dislike: character bashing, romance-centric fic, infidelity, kidfic, ignoring women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop, gratuitous angst, h/c, pwp, and mpreg.

  • How to stalk me: It is a time honored Yuletide tradition to stalk your recipient. To that end: my delicious & my fic. I can often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin, so you can avoid or stalk as you please.

The Wire )

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High )

Kanye West )

Runaway )

Wow! Ok, so this yule letter is long enough to qualify to be a Yuletide fic. Congrats for making it through, and again, thank you for writing for one of my small fandoms.
kristin: (music: kanye grinning)
I hope you all are having wonderful mornings, be they Christmas themed or not. My morning would be awesome simply because it is Yuletide.

My Gifts:
The Way We Look at a Constellation - Fandom: Southland, Metropolis: the Chase Suite - Janelle Monae, Troubleshooter Inc. - Suzanne Brockmann, Graceland (Album).

Yes, just take that list of fandoms all in. (Made more impressive by the fact that I requested none of them this year.) It is a glorious, glorious fusion of awesome and amazing and epic.

Ready or Not is a motherfucking WIRE APOCAFIC. Oh, but wait it gets better. IT IS A MOTHERFUCKING WIRE APOCAFIC ABOUT RANDY AND CARVER. Someday I will be able to express my feelings without capslock. Today is not that day.

Also, I would be remiss in not linking to the YAGKYAS fic I got last week. You know you want to read it. It has Brad doing yoga. Just picture that. Oh, yeah, awesome image.

As for what I wrote, well, good luck figuring it all out. Here are the highlights:
number of fics: 8 (1 assignment, 4 pinch hits, 3 treats)
number of fandoms: 7
total wordcount: 22.5k words
number of picture created (for myself and others): 4
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So many deadlines this month! I am trying to get some out of the way, so here are my rather early icons for [ profile] character20n20. This is my first time participating in this, so let's see how it goes. I chose to icon Carver, who is not so secretly (one of) my favorites.


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all 20 under the cut )

Comments are lovely, credit [ profile] attempt_unique/[personal profile] kristin if you snag.
kristin: (supernatural: anna in blood)
Pinch hit fic for [ profile] spn_reversebang. Made for [ profile] lessrest's beautiful prompt which can be found here.

Title: Pull Me Out from Inside
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairing(s): Gen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 6,235
Warnings: strong language, violence, brief mentions of torture
A/N: Thanks to [personal profile] ailelie and [ profile] novembersmith for their audiencing and enthusiasm. ♥ Also, many thanks to [ profile] everywherestars for betaing. You all are all freaking amazing.

Summary: Season 4 AU - Castiel fell in search of feeling something more. Anael went into Hell to bring back a righteous man.

fic under the cut )


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