dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
2017-06-09 12:10 am

Wonder Woman

I enjoyed it A LOT. I'm always a sucker for women fighting stuff, people being kind and righteously angry in the face of evil and fishes out of water situation; this movie delivers on all of this!

I saw it in VOSTFR. Only things I remember about the subtitling was that (a) we didn't get subtitles for whatever was said in French and (b) Steve called Diana 'vous' for a majority, if not all, the movie. I'll be using the names as they appeared in the subtitles.

I did not expect the framing device to have Diana living in France and working at the Louvre. Kind of really want a Diana vs recent French history fic, now.

Here be spoilers )

I reccomend it and would happily watch several movies of Diana kicking ass all over history.
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2017-04-21 12:09 am

Star Wars Rolling Remix reveals

I wrote the starter story for [community profile] starwarsrollingremix . It was then remixed in three different directions. I originally tried to arrange the remix so it'd finish before Night on Fic Mountain started, but oops.

Between the Devil and the Dust (7296 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Rey (Star Wars), Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker
Additional Tags: Time Loop, Time Travel, The Force
Summary: Tatooine is not Jakku is not Tatooine. And yet.
In which Rey, Anakin and luke go on a roadtrip through the desert because The Force.

Origianlly I started writing this as an experiment in characterisation: "Compare and contrast the protags of the Star wars trilogies!" Specifically Anakin and Rey; they're very similar but they do have their differences. When I decided to use this as the starter for the remix, I did so because the involvement of all three of them made it easy for the fic to be remixed in a lot of directions/the remixers wouldn't be stuck in one trilogy. I deliberately left some of the Luke stuff obscure as a hook for remixes, actually -- which nobody used. Luke never says he forgot any of it!

It's an odd fic to describe.

On a surface level it is about a roadtrip and about 50% landscapeporn by volume. On a slightly deeper level, it's about all of them acting as each other's -- spirit guides isn't quite the right word -- catalyst to a shift in their connection with the Force (for Rey it's her "Awaken[ing]", for Anakin it's "the first step [he] took on the road to being Darth Vader").

On an even deeper level it's about what the Force actually is. This fic wouldn't look the way it does without Rogue One and the way everyone just starts dying as soon as their part is done -- the Force doesn't need them anymore.
Rey said, "Did you really expect the Force to be kind?"

"Does the desert care about the grain of sand? Does the ocean care about the wave? Does the night sky care about the star? No. Why then should the Force care for any individual life?" Rey spoke, and the words tumbled out of her mouth without her knowing where they came from. "Some are brighter or best beloved or chosen, but in the end the storm comes, the dawn rises and the wave must break."

I should also thank [tumblr.com profile] lunikus for letting ramble at length about this and helping me solve some of the issues with it.
dhampyresa: (OM NOM NOM)
2017-04-19 10:31 pm

Worldbuilding exchange reveals!

As I said, I wrote three fics for [community profile] worldbuildingex : an assignment, a pinch-hit and a treat.


Every Heart That Beats For Liberty (4081 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Relationships: Jyn Erso & K-2SO
Characters: Jyn Erso, K-2SO (Star Wars), Ensemble (Rogue One)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, canon typical level of Rock Falls Everybody Dies
Summary: When she was seventeen, Jyn Erso came to Jedha. When she was twenty-one, she died there.

LOOK I'M NOT SAYING THIS FIC IS BASICALLY "JYN ERSO, THE CAST OF ROGUE ONE AND THE CITY OF JEDHA DO THE PARIS COMMUNE"... but this fic is basically "Jyn Erso, the cast of Rogue One and the city of Jedha do the Paris Commune".

As befits a story about both Rogue One and the Paris Commune, everybody dies -- in the same way they die in Rogue One, even.

This assignment was enormous amounts of fun to write and the entire last scene was written in a kind of fugue state. This is the fic I mean when I said one of them was "glaringly, obviously mine": Paris Commune! Super strong friendships! Doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do! Tragedy! The difference between peace and justice!


In thunder, lightning, or in rain (2391 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Secret Wars (Hickman/Ribić 2015 mini-series), Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Gwen Stacy
Additional Tags: original alternate versions of canon characters
Summary: Stormbreaker Gwen of Thunder investigated Infinity Gems for Sheriff Strange.
This was my pinch-hit. I wrote for weakinteraction in this fandom for yuletide already (Apotheosis) and I am always up for BATTLEWORLD!

The tag "original alternate versions of canon characters" is meant to indicate that the Gwen in the story is not 616!Gwen or any of the Gwen Stacy who have previousy appeared in Marvel canon, but she is still a Gwen Stacy. Comics, everybody.

Before the Gate (388 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lou Ellen
Additional Tags: Trans Female Character, Titan War
Summary:

Lou Ellen was at a crossroad.

I wrote this short treat almost last minute.


All in all a great exchange. A++, will do again next year.


dhampyresa: (Default)
2017-04-15 09:25 pm

Dear Nigh on fic Mountain Creator

Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade ) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have six Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, incest, rape, child abuse, character death and dysphoria. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I would also prefer not to have to deal with people losing things important to them and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.  (I request fanfiction only because while I really really love art, I don't know how to prompt for it.)


Ancient History RPF (Hannibal Barca & Scipio Africanus)

I have a MASSIVE thing for enemies who care about and respect each other and those two hit it IN SPADES. Feel free to have them meet at times they haven't (as far as we know) met, like after Cannae or Zama. Anything expanding on the meeting at Ephesus would also be brilliant. I am, always and forever, of the opinion that they both faked their own deaths to elope together. The AU in which they're both Roman! Or both Carthaginian! The AU in which they switch places. The AU in which it is a Pun-ic War (I LIKE PUNS). An AU in which the war goes differently -- maybe Rome surrenders after Cannae. Slavish devotion to historical accuracy not required! I'm looking for fic, not a research paper. (The tag for this fandom is here.)


Campaign (Podcast) (Any of: Tamlin Jorun, Bacta (Campaign), Synox, Avaa Arek, Lyntel’luroon)

I LOVE THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL SPACE FAMILY WITH ALL MY HEART (Also, when Lyn got confirmed as canonically queer I texted a friend immediately -- she is is the queer alien Indiana Jones of my heart. MORE LYN ON SPACE ARCHEOLOGY ADVENTURES!) Tamlin is THE CUTEST and the Tamlin-narrated noir episodes are probably my favourites -- I have a very real weakness for noir. Bacta is very good at giving me clone feelings (and lol forever at the "I like your voice" exchange with Zevowk). Also, the "Bacta Basics" podcast totally exists in-universe; what's not to love about a fact-based podcast ran by fugitives from the Empire. Leenik's friendship with Avaa is endlessly charming (her and Zero is also A++). I would love something about Synox and the animated program he's on -- wait. What if Tamlin's a fan? (The tag for this is my general Star Wars tag.)


Yoko Tsuno (Comics) (Yoko Tsuno/Khany)

I'd love something about how Khany and Yoko keep being ultimate-long-distance (girl)friends! Role reversal AU! Khany the human, Yoko the Vinean. A canon-divergent AU in which the Vineans didn't leave Earth and/or went public over their own existence. Fix-it for Le dragon de Hong Kong. Timetravel! 100% guaranteed Vinea has the tech somewhere and why should Yoko get all the fun? Vinea (and surrounding space) travelogue. Something about the telepathic communication headbands malfunctionning, be that losing all communication or amplifying too much communications. Vinea and Earth vs The Galactic Empire (or other bad guys). AU in which Yoko is trapped on Vinea. Also I like the robots. (My tag for this fandom is here.)


Thank you again for writing for me! (Comments welcome.)

dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)
2017-04-10 11:11 pm

HELA BADASS



HELA IS SUCH A BADASS and her headress looks great! Valkyrie also looks really good. I am excite.


I'm pretty sure I've made a decision about my LJ account; giving myself one more day to make sure.


I think I'm going to make a comm for ship/fandom manifestos (on DW).

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
2017-04-08 11:35 pm

Worldbuilding exchange!

I got two fics!

this is the golden age (but we've lost our way) (1641 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pidge | Katie Holt, Haggar (Voltron), Allura (Voltron)
Additional Tags: Female Pronouns for Pidge | Katie Holt
Summary:


The discovery that Haggar was apparently Altean had been mostly ignored in the wake of Shiro’s disappearance. Allura had told them in aftermath of the battle, as they all huddled exhausted and in shock in what they’d dubbed the living room. As world changing as the news might have been at any other time, it paled in comparison to the team’s current situation. There were far more immediate concerns. Yet as days turned in weeks, without any sign of Shiro, one member of Voltron couldn’t help but keep thinking about the revelation.


In an abstract sort of fashion, Pidge had always been fascinated by Haggar from the moment she’d learned about her. Sure, she was a crazy space witch. A psychotic alien who had tortured Shiro and who knew how many others. She’d created the Robobeasts that they’d fought multiple times. Logically, Pidge shouldn’t want to know anything more about her than she absolutely had to.

Pidge can't resist the opportunity to find out more about Haggar. She's not sure about what she finds.

Pidge investigates Haggar! With special guest Altean tabloids.


The Vessel and the Visionary (718 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: May Castellan/Hermes
Characters: May Castellan, Hermes, Luke Castellan, Rachel Elizabeth Dare
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe - Role Reversal, Alternate Universe - Gender Changes
Summary: May's child is born with green eyes.

Rachel's father makes a deal.

Ngl, as soon as I read Did someone say Luke & Rachel role swap? in the author's note I went HELL YEAH I DID.


I wrote three fics: an assignment, a pinch-hit and a treat. Feel free to guess which fic(s) are mine! (I feel like one of them is glaringly, obviously mine.)

dhampyresa: (Default)
2017-03-16 11:56 pm

Stuff and whatnot

.It's that time of the year again! As readers of this journal may know, I mod several fanwork exchanges. The biggest of those, [community profile] nightonficmountain , just opened nominations. There may be venting (most likely under-lock) because let me tell you, I have not missed the ao3 nomination approval interface and especially not its tendency to throw 404s at me when I've just validated a bunch of noms, aaaaaaaargh. /the glamorous life of a fandom mod



I've seen a bunch of movies lately I haven't talked about on here -- and should -- Arrival (Hollywood scifi), Patients (French slice-of-life/biography) and Hidden Figures/Les Figures de l'ombre (US Historical) all of which were good.

I also saw Logan. Look. I have been for X-23 on the big screen for literally over a decade. I cannot overstate this: the very first time X-23 appeared, in a season 3 episode of X-Men:Evolution, I was sitting in front of my TV going "SHE IS THE GREATEST AND HER FEET CLAWS ARE THE COOLEST". Based on that, you'd think I would have had high expectations for this movie, but the thing is, I didn't, mostly because I didn't believe it was actually real. Like. There's an X-23 movie????? Is this the real life? But I have to say this was an awesome X-23 movie. Also SHE IS THE GREATEST AND HER FEET CLAWS ARE THE COOLEST.




Sleeping Beauty and the Black Mercy (1507 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Finn/Rey (Star Wars)
Characters: Rey (Star Wars), Finn (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Black Mercy, Changing Tenses
Summary:

Finn dreams.

Rey investigated.



Finally wrote a thing for [community profile] starwarsflashmeme ! The prompt was "Love" and I started thinking about real love's kiss and Sleeping Beauty!Finn, but couldn't figure out how to make sense of the vines and then boom! Of course! The Black Mercy!
dhampyresa: (Default)
2017-02-26 09:29 pm

Chocolate Box Fic

I wrote one fic for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm 
Rebirth (2331 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Winry Rockbell, Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist), Ling Yao
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary:

Winry went to help with the Ishvalan reconstruction.


(Also, on the original fiction front, I finished the outline for the current novel today.)
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2017-02-19 10:26 pm

Unfortunately, Palpatine.

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that everything that goes wrong in Star Wars can be summed up as "Unfortunately, Palpatine.". Yes, that's the whole explanation.

Dath Maul? Unfortunately, Palpatine.
Dooku? Unfortunately, Palpatine.
Darth Vader? Unfortunately, Palpatine.
Death Star blows up Alderaan? Unfortunately, Palpatine.
First Order blowing up Hosnian Prime? Unfortunately, Palpatine.

This realisation brought to you by the realisation that it's pretty much how I plan my Star Wars fic: how's Palpatine going to fuck shit up this time? Even when he's not there on-screen, he's always there in the background, lurking. /is currently in the Unfortunately, Palpatine part of the Fake Dating FOR GREAT JUSTICE fic

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
2017-02-14 09:38 pm

FIVE CHOCOLATE BOX FICS (And One That Wasn't)

I got five fics for Chocolate Box. Somehow. Anyway, they're great and here they are, in alphabetical order.

a broken starbird (1443 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: Rise of Empire Era - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma
Characters: Mon Mothma, Jyn Erso
Additional Tags: Pre-Rogue One, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Attraction, Imperial Jyn Erso
Summary: Mon Mothma had learned to never let her emotions show on her face, but she still had to school her features at the pronouncement. “You’re known to me, Lieutenant Erso.”

OMG REBEL DOUBLE-AGENT JYN ERSO! Somehow I had not realised how much I needed this beofre I read it. I love the sharp edges to the Jyn/Mon relationship here.


Cooperation (1728 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma
Characters: Jyn Erso, Mon Mothma
Additional Tags: Extra Treat, Alternate Universe - Role Reversal
Summary: The prisoner is a vision in white.
I love role-reversal AUs, y'all. I love them SO MUCH and this one is great. I love the Jyn/Mon relationship here too, it's really sweet.


Desert Warmth (2342 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Winry Rockbell & Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Characters: Winry Rockbell, Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Ishbal | Ishval, Rebuilding
Summary: Winry spends some months in the desert, bringing her help to the people rebuilding Ishval. Scar shows up one day to help.
I will honestly never get tired of Winry + Scar interacting. This story has some great characterisation and worldbuilding moments -- heat-resistant automail! Sacred names!


Pen and Paper (and Datapad) (776 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Campaign (Podcast)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lyntel'luroon & Bacta (Campaign)
Characters: Lyntel'luroon, Bacta (Campaign), Neimoidian "Neemo" Sparks, Trystan "Tryst" Valentine, Leenik Geelo
Additional Tags: Friendship, Characters Writing Fanfiction, (sort of), Writing, Dear Mynock, Treat
Summary: A fic(tion) exchange between the Dear Mynock crew? Bacta maintains it was a bad idea in the first place - but not everything about it was bad.
This is the cutest. THE CUTEST. (I have such a vivid image of Lyn and Bacta in the gunnery bay reading each other stories.)


Sound Business Practices (805 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Paninya/Winry Rockbell
Characters: Paninya, Winry Rockbell
Additional Tags: Fluff
Summary: Paninya has a small accident. Winry's there to help.

OH LOOK IT'S MY FAVOURITE WINRY SHIP! This is really cute.



And for some reason I didn't get the notif for this gift:
The Matter of Choice in Relationships (2902 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Riyo Chuchi/Ahsoka Tano
Characters: Jyn Erso, Riyo Chuchi, Coric (Star Wars), CT-5597 | Jesse
Additional Tags: Background Relationships, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Pre-Relationship
Summary: Shortly after Saw abandoned Jyn, another Rebel finds her, on purpose. Jyn slowly learns to trust the Lady Riyo Chuchi, drawn in even more as she sees Riyo loves in the same way that her mother did.

Merfilly did a femslash prompt call and I gave a list of Star Wars characters, including Jyn and Riyo, saying that any combo was fine, including Jyn/Riyo. As soon as I posted that comment I of course went "damn i really want that now" and I never expected to get it. But I did!


dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2017-02-03 11:24 pm

Dear Maythe4th Jedi

Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade ) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have six Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, incest, rape, child abuse, character death and dysphoria. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I would also prefer not to have to deal with people losing things important to them and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.


Leia Organa/Sabine Wren

Young Rebels in love! Contrast between Leia being a Rebels pretty much since birth and Sabine being a former Imperial cadet. The story of how Sabine's starbird became the symbol of the Rebellion. Sabine in General Organa's Resistance! Senators Wren and Organa of Mandalore and Alderaan.


Phasma/Rey

F/F SIZE DIFFERENCE! I'm totally down for both Phasma being human and her not being -- likewise, her being undercover Resistance, or not. Canon compliance and canon divergence also both great. Role reversal AU! Rey in the First Order. Phasma in the Resistance.


Rey & Anakin Skywalker

TERRIFYINGLY POWERFUL ANGRY DESERT CHILDREN! I love both Rey and Anakin so hard and I love all the parallels between them. Time-travel! Canon-divergent AUs! Force ghosts! Rey as Anakin's padawan! Roleswap, Rey as Obi-Wan's padawan, Anakin as the Jakku orphan. Straight-up reincarnation fic.


Rey & Darth Maul

Given that Maul has more lives than a cat, I bet he's still around circa TFA. Honestly, I love Maul's kindly old man/hilarious asshole thing he's got going in Rebels and I feel like giving Rey a morally grey mentor would be interesting. Not to mention he wields a saberstaff -- their partnership/mentorship/apprenticeship is meant to be!


Rey/CT-7567 | Rex

TRAGICALLY SEPARATED BY ONE LETTER OF THE ALPHABET :( But seriously I feel like they have a lot in common. They both are extremely loyal, for example. Rex's animosity and Rey's kindness towards droids could make for an interesting contrast. Time travel would be awesome -- Rey would adopt all of the battledroids, hahaha.


Rey/Jyn Erso

Timetravel! Canon-divergence! Battle-hardened Rebellion veteran and hero Jyn Erso giving Rey her kyber crystal pendant for Rey's saber. Stardust and the girl who dreams of stars. Jyn closes her eyes on Scarif and awakens on Jakku. Rey goes to visit Jedha's Holy City.


Riyo Chuchi & Maketh Tua

A Galactic Republic Senator and an Imperial Minister walk into a bar... I'm super curious what became of Chuchi after the Empire happened and I am also super curious how Tua got where she did. Maybe a fix-it in which Tua doesn't die? If you feel like making this Riyo Chuchi/Maketh Tua instead, that's cool with me.


Riyo Chuchi & Mon Mothma

The beginnings of the Rebellion! The later years of the Rebellion -- maybe something set post-Rogue One? I've always wondered how someone could be both an Imperial Senator and a Rebel. How does that even work, schedule-wise? Again, would also be cool with Riyo Chuchi/Mon Mothma.


Riyo Chuchi/CT-7567 | Rex


Chuchi's drive to the right thing is really impressive and matches Rex's -- and since it's a plotpoint in "Trespass" that recognises the personhood of people others might not, it'd make sense she'd see the clones as people. And Rex seriously needs a hug. The fallout from "Trespass" -- or a missing scene -- could be super interesting, but so could something set at another time.


Sabine Wren/Numa

I would love something dealing with Sabine's art. Maybe she completes Numa's armour. I like that Sabine and Numa fall into "the enemy of my enemy" but that doesn't mean they're above taking each other out for the cause. They have a mutual love for explosions and fuck up the Empire's shit!


Thank you again so much for writing for me!

(Comments welcome.)
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2017-02-01 11:07 pm

Fic Comlink

I haven't mentionned here yet that I'm modding [community profile] starwarsrollingremix.

It's basically Fic Telephone in a galaxy far, far away. It's open to prequels, TFA and OT -- hopefully we'll get remixes in all three.
dhampyresa: (SCIENCE SMASH)
2017-01-30 09:51 pm

Dear Worldbuilder

Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: sevenofspade) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have six Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, incest, rape, child abuse, character death and dysphoria. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I would also prefer not to have to deal with people losing things important to them and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.


Demigods Series - Rick Riordan
  • Characters: Luke Castellan, Rachel Elizabeth Dare
  • Worldbuilding: Children of Hecate and the Titan War, Oracle of Delphi (Demigods Series), Possession by a Titan

I feel like there are the pretty obvious pairings of Luke + Possession and Rachel + Oracle, but the reverse on those could also be interesting, either in canon (Luke & his mother the Oracle, Rachel and hitting Titans in the face) or in a role-reversal AU. Children of Hecate could go either way with being with Luke or Rachel. And of course I am always up for Rachel & Luke (or Rachel/Luke, why not) shenanigans.


Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Characters: Wanda Maximoff
  • Worldbuilding: Relationship between magic and science
Over in the Thor movies the MCU took great pains to make magic super-advanced science. But then there's Wanda. If you want to explore this via interaction between Wanda and Thor, that'd be cool, but I would also love Wanda + Tony or Wanda solo vs Science. (Fyi, I haven't seen Doctor Strange.)


Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
  • Characters: Valeria - Head of the Foundation, God Emperor Doom
  • Worldbuilding: the building of Battleworld, effects of Doom being omnipotent but not omniscient, role of the Foundation, the Thors & their hammers & Doomgard
FUCK YEAH BATTLEWORLD! I love Battleworld. No lie, Secret Wars was my favourite event in ages. It gave excellent Doom and Valeria. And the worldbuilding potential was fascinating. Feel free to bring in other characters from the comics (including non-nominated ones, like Wanda Maximoff or Goddess of Stories Loki or Cassandra Lang) if you want.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Jyn Erso, Mon Mothma
  • Worldbuilding: Rebel Alliance High Command, politics of the Rebel Alliance, the Whills, the Guardians of the Whills, Mon Mothma's role in the Rebellion, Jyn's crystal pendant, Data storage, Holidays of a Galaxy Far Far Away
There's obviously overlap between a lot of the Rebellion prompts, but whatever, I am here for punching the Empire in the face. Or Empire-punchers taking a breather and having themselves a nice holiday -- possibly having cocktails on a beach. I am super curious about the Whills and their Guardians. What are they? What's the relationship between the two? Also, was that harddrive the plans were on old school or what?


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types
  • Characters: Riyo Chuchi, CT-7567 | Rex, Bo-Katan Kryze
  • Worldbuilding: Legal Status of Clones, Pantoran Culture, Mission in the clones' dreams, Maul's rule of Mandalore, in-universe fandom and RPF
I don't understand how the Jedi can (a) think they're the good guys and (b) say there's no slavery in the Republic when they're literally fighting this war with an army of enslaved child soldiers. Like. WTF? Also, that dream mission Fives as he's dying, what is that? I'm kind of sad we never got to see Maul on Mandalore, especially Maul vs Mandalore. I'm super curious about Pantoran culture -- like, what do those tatoos mean? And in-universe fandom is my favourite thing.


Stargate Atlantis
  • Characters: Todd
  • Worldbuilding: Wraith culture, Wraith and the Iratus bug, First Wraith against Atlantis War
I just want to know everything about the Wraith, okay? ALL THE THINGS. Also, I loved loved loved that bit in Last Man where Ronon and Todd (briefly) work together and sacrifice themselves for the same cause, so anything with a Todd + Ronon team-up would be aces. I also love Todd and Teyla's relationship, as well as his relationship with John.


Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Characters: Haggar
  • Worldbuilding: Galra Empire, Blade of Marmora, Alteans
Haggar is the space witch/mad scientist mash-up of my heart. I want to know everything about her and the world she lives in -- who are her assistants? Why don't they have faces? Is she really Altean? What does that mean to her? Can she get the slipperies? Is she Keith's mom? Do I ship her with Pidge? Yes. They could bond over mad science, it'd be cute/horrifying. I would also love to see her relationship with Shiro and/or Allura explored.


Thank you again so much for writing for me!

(Comments welcome.)
dhampyresa: (Quit killing people)
2017-01-27 09:57 pm

They don't make movies like they used to

I saw the 1963 Cleopatra (the one with Liz Taylor) on the big screen recently and I gotta say...

HOT. DAMN.

My experience with live action adaptations of this period of history is limited to this movie, HBO's Rome and Astérix: Mission Cléopatre, all of which are excellent in their various ways.

Cleopatra cost about 42 millions to make and every single cent is on the screen. It's, to put it simply, gorgeous. Not just because Liz Taylor is Liz Taylor or because the costumes are fabulous -- although she is and they are -- but because the cinematography of every single shot is a thing of beauty.

Liz Taylor is AMAZING as Cleopatra and hands down my favourite Cleopatra. (Monica Bellucci is a close second, Rome's a very distant third.)

She carries the entire four hours with a fantastic performance of a woman who is ambitious, a keen politician, proud, strong, kind and aware at all times of her image and how she can use it. I loved every single time she laid a verbal smackdown on Romans, which was often. She's also gorgeous and dressed in fabulous -- if with disctintive 50s/60s body shape -- costumes.

All the other actors were also really good! Rufio was my second favourite (after Cleopatra), Charmian and Eirnas broke my heart at the end, I really liked Flavius and Apollodore too.

Their Caesar was not my favourite, because that's the one from Mission Cléopatre (I don't like Caesar, so the one where he's made fun of is obviously my favourite), but he's much better than Rome's Caesar. [That's not all that hard, but this is still a damn good Caesar. ] Quite frankly Rome's Caesar doesn't even place.

I preferred Rome's Mark Antony because he was funnier, but it's honestly a very close call. This is a damn good Mark Antony. I still liked Rufio better though.

I wasn't convinced by their Octavian when the intermission rolled around (PRAISE BE TO THE INTERMISSION -- I really needed to stretch my legs) but he won me over by the end. He got the delicate balance of Augustus being both a shrewd political mind and A Weird. I think the HBO crack team of SIMON WOODS and Max Pirkis were better, but they got two whole seasons while this guy got two whole hours.

Despite knowing every beat of the story, I still got caught up in it. This is quality tragedy.

The way the movie was shot -- the kind of shots, etc -- was very interesting for how it contrasted with modern cinematography. More wide shots, less close-ups.

There was a moment when someone said the words "civil war" and I thought back on the old MCU Civil War memes -- tbh, I think I enjoyed this movie better than CACW as CACW was far too fast-paced for me to process emotionally. This movie is much slower but that gives room for the emotions to breath and be felt.

(Cleopatra also claims Hannibal had epilepsy, which was the first I'd heard of this.)

Also, this movie reminded me how much I would love to read/watch/etc an alternate history in which Cleopatra allies with Augustus, be that after Actium or instead of Mark Antony or whatever. (Cleopatra/Augustus optional, but welcome.)

Also also, for all we know Cleopatra gave birth to a daughter and Cesarion is someone else's son.

Also also also, I really like Roman armour.

IN CONCLUSION: WATCH THIS AND WATCH IT ON A BIG SCREEN IF YOU CAN.
dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)
2017-01-07 09:40 pm

Dear Chocolatier

Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: sevenofspade) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have five Do Not Wants: incest, rape, child abuse, character death and dysphoria. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I would also prefer not to have to deal with people losing things important to them and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

General likes )

Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.


Campaign (Podcast) (Any of: Bacta/Rendezvous "Vous-Vous" Valentine, Bacta/Zevowc, Leenik Geelo & Avaa Arek, Leenik Geelo/Tryst Valentine, Lyntel'luroon & Bacta, Lyntel'luroon & Tamlin Jorun, Lyntel'luroon/Aava Arek, Lyntel'luroon/Bacta, Lyntel'luroon/Bacta/Rendezvous "Vous-Vous" Valentine, Lyntel'luroon/Grizelle Jorun, Lyntel'luroon/Original Female Character, Lyntel'luroon/Original Princess Character, Lyntel'luroon/Rendezvous "Vous-Vous" Valentine, Lyntel'luroon/Zara "Princess" Zoisite, Pepper Tupp & Pine Coneman, Sneak/Tubaik, Tamlin Jorun & Bacta, Tamlin Jorun & Tony Vornskr)

I LOVE THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL SPACE FAMILY WITH ALL MY HEART (Also, when Lyn got confirmed as canonically queer I texted a friend immediately -- she is is the queer alien Indiana Jones of my heart.)

Tamlin is THE CUTEST; and the Tamlin-narrated noir episodes are probably my favourites -- I have a very real weakness for noir. Bacta is very good at giving me clone feelings (and lol forever at the "I like your voice" exchange with Zevowk). Leenik's friendship with Avaa is endlessly charming. BASICALLY I LIKE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga (Greed (Ling) & Ling Yao (Manga), Paninya & Winry Rockbell (Manga), Winry Rockbell & Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist) (Manga) )

The relationship between Greed and Ling is fascinating and I would totally be up for fix-it, if that strikes your fancy. Tbh, I started shipping Winry/Paninya the moment Winry started gushing about the craft of Paninya's automail. Winry + Scar is the FMA relationship I wish we'd seen SO MUCH MORE of -- it's so complex and human and lovely.


Historical RPF (Hannibal Barca/Scipio Africanus)

I have a MASSIVE thing for enemies who care about and respect each other and those two hit it IN SPADES.

Feel free to have them meet at times they haven't (as far as we know) met, like after Cannae or Zama. Anything expanding on the meeting at Ephesus would also be brilliant. I am, always and forever, of the opinion that they both faked their own deaths to elope together. The AU in which they're both Roman! Or both Carthaginian! The AU in which they switch places. The AU in which it is a Pun-ic War (I LIKE PUNS). An AU in which the war goes differently -- maybe Rome surrenders after Cannae. Slavish devotion to historical accuracy not required! I'm looking for fic, not a research paper.


Locke & Key (Any of: Kinsey Locke & Jackie Veda, Kinsey Locke & Jordan Gates, Kinsey Locke/Dodge, Kinsey Locke/Jackie Veda, Kinsey Locke/Jordan Gates)

ALL THE FIX-IT FICS. So you know the part where Kinsey suggests going to prom with Jackie? YEAH. I'd love for Jordan and Kinsey to start their one good action a day club. Also I love the worldbuilding in this series.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma (Rogue One) )

I've been shipping this since the first trailer. Mon's little smile when Jyn went "I rebel"! Anyway, what about a fix-it or maybe a canon-divergent AU. Undercover-as-Imperial!Jyn? Role reversal AU!


Star Wars: Rebels (Numa/Sabine Wren (Rebels) )

Femslash where they bond over explosions and have betrayed each other for their own goals in the past! Plus I think that there could be something really interesting made out of Numa's relationship with the clones (Boil & Waxer) and Sabine's Mandalorian origin. But mostly explosions and make-outs.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types (Padmé Amidala & Ahsoka Tano (Clone Wars), Padmé Amidala/Riyo Chuchi (Clone Wars), Plo Koon & CC-3636 | Wolffe (Clone Wars), Plo Koon/CC-3636 | Wolffe (Clone Wars), Riyo Chuchi/Ahsoka Tano (Clone Wars), Steela Gerrera/Ahsoka Tano (Clone Wars) )

I really enjoyed all the politics episodes in Clone Wars, and not just because they featured Padmé. I just enjoy fictional power games a lot. I love both Padmé and Riyo Chuchi a lot! Either/both of them (plus Ahsoka?) being friends and doing politics and/or investigating a crime would be cool. I really love Ahsoka too! Her and Steela would be an awesome couple -- maybe future fic circa Rogue One? The relationship between Plo Koon and Wolfee, be it shippy or gen, gets me right in the clone feelings.


Thank you again so much for writing for me!

dhampyresa: (This is my life)
2017-01-03 08:52 pm

Yuletide reveals post

I wrote six fics for yuletide, including my assignment and a pinch-hit.

Her vestal livery is but sick and green (1506 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Angela (Marvel Comics)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Angela | Aldrif/Sera
Characters: Sera (Marvel), Angela | Aldrif
Summary:

TO-DO LIST:
1. Try to find Angela's mother.
2. Try to locate the lost Furnace of the Hierophants.
3. Declare War on the Queendom of Heven.

Sera and Angela work on #2.

This was my assignment. I didn't start writing until late in the exchange period, because I was waiting for the letter to update. Especially since I regretting offering this fandom as soon as sign-ups closed, on account of not having a back-up plan in case of no prompt. I canon-reviewed and came up with semi-plotty (sort of shippy) gen post-canon fic. I have no idea if my recip is familiar with Fear Itself as an event (pro tip for people requesting franchises in exchanges: specify which parts you're familiar with), but hopefully the plot point in the fic that rests on that is explained well enough in text. I'm mostly happy with this fic, even if it's a bit rushed.


Find a way (1632 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Hannibal Barca
Summary: The Alps were full of dangers.

This was my pinch-hit. DHAMPYRESA, WRITING ABOUT THE SECOND PUNIC WAR? MORE LIKELY THAN YOU THINK! I only realised late that there's a thing in this that is similar to a scene in Mulan. Oops? Also featuring important science fact: Flour is an explosive substance.


Treats, in posting order.

Apotheosis (1106 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Secret Wars (Hickman/Ribić 2015 mini-series), Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: God Emperor Doom: Ruler of Battleworld (Secret Wars 2015), Stephen Strange: Sheriff of Agamotto (Secret Wars 2015)
Summary:

After Johnny Storm's rebellion, Stephen Strange and God-Emperor Doom had a talk.


I decided pretty early on that, by hook or by crook, there was going to be a Secret Wars fic in yuletide this year. Because Reasons. So I wrote this fic. I wish I could have written a Strange/Doom fic, because I couldn't find time to reread Triumph and Torment, which is where most of my Strange/Doom feelings come from. I'm quite happy with this, anyway. My recip had great prompts! I tried to use as much of them as I could.


Spoiler (1365 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Dark Knight Legacy (Web Series)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Stephanie Brown
Additional Tags: background Stephanie Brown/Jason Todd
Summary:

Stephanie Brown had 99 problems and costumed vigilantes were every one of them.


Also guste-starring: Klarion, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya, Kate Kane, Maggie Sawyer and Steph's dad. (And secretly a Gwen Stacy.) Mostly I'm really proud of the summary/opening line.


The Space Between (1017 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yoko Tsuno (Comics)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Khany/Yoko Tsuno
Characters: Khany (Yoko Tsuno), Yoko Tsuno
Summary:

Khany waited. Yoko visited.


It took me years, but I finally wrote some Yoko/Khany! This was really hard for me to write because writing fic for a canon in French is weird. But I did it and I quite like how this turned out. Femslash IN SPACE with some alien worldbuilding!


One person who knew the meaning of Pantsgiving and five people who learned it (1228 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Unbelievable Gwenpool
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Gwen Poole
Additional Tags: Pantsgiving
Summary:

Gwen and the crew celebrate Pantsgiving.


Pretty much last minute treat -- you can tell because it draws on this year's holiday annual. Gwenpool is a great comic. A++, definitely reccomend. Team of misfits celebrates ridiculous holiday!


General note: I don't write treats I'm finished with my assignment in exchanges, which really fucked me over, time-wise, this year. Everything ended up kind of rushed, but I figured "rushed treat > no treat".

(I do regret that I couldn't finish the fic I had started for [personal profile] nomadicwriter in time for yuletide -- I have a finished draft now, but alas, too late, except for NYR --, but I burned out. Am still burned out, tbh. I wish [community profile] fandom_stocking had reveals mid-to-late January instead of early Jan.)
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2016-12-30 10:17 pm

ROGUE ONE

Non-spoilery version: I saw the movie in 2D VOSTFR. I enjoyed it greatly.

Anything else I have to says goes under a cut.

Spoiler-y version )

And if you're wondering whether I'm going to write fic for it in the style of a Norse saga (like I did for The Force Awakens)? The answer is yes. I might need to see it again first, but it's happening.
dhampyresa: (SCIENCE SMASH)
2016-12-14 09:01 pm

Two small fandoms for the price of one

When I posted Sea Change (Star Wars AotC canon-divergent AU) I mentionned that "this is the third fic I've written with a title from The Tempest, but the first one posted".

Here's one of those two other fics titled after quotes from Billy Shakes' Tempest. I wrote this originally in 2014 -- there was a discussion about people with the same name switching places, and so I started thinking about Hannibal Sefton and Hannibal Barca.

Dukedom Large Enough (6211 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF, Benjamin January Mysteries - Barbara Hambly
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Rose Vitrac January, Hannibal Barca
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Case Fic, Implied Hannibal/Scipio, Implied Rose/Hannibal, Implied Rose/Ben/Hannibal
Summary:

It was a long, long way from Carthage to New Orleans.



dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
2016-12-09 09:41 pm

(no subject)

[archiveofourown.org profile] isaakfvkampfer translated Five people on StarKiller Base who didn't listen to Anakin Skywalker (and one who did) into Chinese / 中文 as [Translation]弑星者基地上不愿听安走天说话的五人(还有个真听了).

I ran the the whole thing through google translate and my favourite thing is the way Anakin's "Way harsh, dude" became "This is a bit too much, man". (Also, if I understand the question in the ending notes properly, the answer is that it's not about Kylo Ren and it's never been about Kylo Ren -- it's always been about Anakin and his issues and Vader; Anakin is not the most reliable of narators.)
dhampyresa: (Default)
2016-12-08 10:14 pm

Watching Tuesday

Missed a week there. oops.

CURRENTLY AIRING SHOWS

Star Wars Rebels
: S03E08 & S03E09: Those two eps focused mostly on Ezra and Kanan, who I don't really care for. (Quite frankly at this point the only explanation for Ezra's Hondo-related stupidity is that loves has blinded him.) I totally called the revel in "Inside Man", but I thought they'd leave it for the finale. But it was super well done! I loved everyone's reactions from Zeb's apologectic "I didn't kill him, so I guess we're friends?????" to Hera still not trusting Kallus to Chopper's enthusiasm. ALSO NEXT EPISODE WE GET MAUL YES


Lucifer: S02E10 & S02E11: Also a show with a reveal that was well done but came unexpectedly early. The show also keeps throygh expected characters into situation where they have to interact and it's great -- Dr Linda and Lucifer's mom? DAN and Lucifer's mom? Amenadiel and CHLOE's mom? Who also apparently knows Maze, I want to see that! I continue to really enjoy this stupid show and really look forward to the second half of the season.


The Librarians: S03E02 & S03E03: Also quite fun. I feel like this season is slightly too manichean in its views of Egyptian and Norse myths and/or that our interpretations don't quite match up. I prefer my Frost Giants not as evil but as amoral forces of nature -- but lol at Stone telling a roomful of Frost Giants his favourite natural disaster was global warming at their reactions. I'm going to headcanon that Anubis was under Apep's influence in the werewolf episode.


Legends of Tomorrow: S02E07: This was the final episode of some sort of crossover I didn't follow. I ship Sara/Kara now, idc that they're in different universe.


Class: S01E07 & S01E08: Episode 7 is made of tropes I love (people coming to care about each other despite differing interests! PEOPLE MEETING THEIR GODS AND RAGING AT THEM) so that was amazing. It's even a fucking roadtrip episode, in a way. My favourite of the eps this season. The season finale was also quite good, if heartbreaking. There's something almsot poetic in Charlie having to kill April to be able to use the cabinet when she was the one who made it so he didn't have to use it the last time. I thought the show would pull its punch with that and have Charlie's people show up again, but no. MATTEUSZ LIVES! I was so worried about him and Tanya but they both lived!


NOT CURRENTLY AIRING

Luke Cage: S1E010: I feel like I'm watching this more out of obligation that anything by now. I just DO NOT CARE about Diamondback. And there goes the obligatory CAin and Abel reference.

Miraculous Ladybug: S01E03 to S01E16: This show is super cute! And continues to give excellent Paris, despite how empty the streets are (animation budget!). I have vague amorphous thoughts about Paris and this show and this show in general, but for now suffice to say that what I ship most is not the two-pople love square but Alya/Ladybug.

Nirvana in Fire: E06: Have made no progress.