dhampyresa: (OM NOM NOM)
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: (SCIENCE SMASH)
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: (This is my life)
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.)

YULETIDE!

Dec. 27th, 2016 10:56 pm
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
Having emerged from the thing, the other thing and the third thing, I have had time to look at my yuletide fics. THEY ARE THE GREATEST.

Posted in in alphabetical order, because that conveniently groups them by fandom.

Second Chance (1003 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Scipio Africanus/Hannibal Barca
Characters: Scipio Africanus, Hannibal Barca
Additional Tags: Poetry
Summary: As old men, Scipio and Hannibal have an opportunity they longed for at Ephesus.

SOMEBPDY WROTE ME HANNIBAL/SCIPIO IN MOTHERFUCKING IAMBIC PENTAMETER.

What the hell. What the hell, y'all. I am absolutely delighted.

It rhymes! It's in imabic pentameter! (Also, as far as I'm concerned, anyone who can figure out how the whole stress thing works in English is a genius. It's fucking witchcraft, is what is is.)



Survivors (2126 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Valeria Richards, Victor von Doom, Stephen Strange, Franklin Richards, Susan Storm (Fantastic Four)
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

The final stage in the construction of Castle Doom: the addition of Galactus.



Someone wrote me Secret Wars fic! It gives excellent Valeria, Valeria & Doom, Valeria & Strange and Valeria & the Foundation -- and somehow the author managed to reach into my mind and figure out that I really like both Galactus and Franklin & Galactus and used that expertly.


Trust in God (And Keep Your Powder Dry) (2640 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Secret Wars (Hickman/Ribić 2015 mini-series)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Stephen Strange, Victor von Doom, Valeria Richards
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat
Summary:

Stephen knows he's in no position to question Doom's decisions... but sometimes he really questions Doom's decisions.


I got another Secret Wars fic! It gives great Stephen Strange (his arc is AMAZING), Strange & Doom, Strange & Valeria and Valeria & Doom.


THEY ARE ALL THE BEST FIC


(For the curious, I wrote 6 fics, all in the main collection. There's a fic in it for anyone who guesses right what I wrote.)
dhampyresa: (Default)
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. Crossovers between any of my requested fandoms are welcome.


EDIT OCTOBER 12 FOR MORE PROMPTS (Specifically, I've added "Extra prompts" and "Crossover prompts" paragraphs to every requests.)


7 Wonders (Board Game) (Any of: Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Pyramids of Giza, Temple of Artemis in Ephesus)

7Wonders )


Gwen Variants (Marvel Variant Covers) (Gwen Stacy | Gwen of Thunder (Thors #1 Gwen Variant Cover) )

Gwen Variant Covers )


Le Déchronologue - Stéphane Beauverger (Any of: Brieuc, Henri Villon, Sévère)

Le Dchronologue )


Punic Wars RPF (Hannibal Barca, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Maior)

Punic Wars RPF )


Secret Wars (Hickman/Ribić 2015 mini-series) (God Emperor Doom: Ruler of Battleworld, Valeria: Head of the Foundation)

Secret Wars )


Yoko Tsuno (Comics) (Khany)

Yoko Tsuno )


Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Comments welcome.)
dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
I've never actually had to post an evidence post for a fandom in yuletide, but this year I'm posting two! Tagging this 'fannish landmark' and using my Gwen Stacy icon, idc.


Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers) )




Secret Wars (Hickman/Ribić 2015 mini-series) )


You will be very surprised to learn that my third nom is Hannibal Barca and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Maior, under "Punic Wars RPF".
dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
Scarlet Witch 7 came out recently.

I don't know if I want to read it.

On the one hand: WANDA MAXIMOFF ♥!

On the other hand: issue #6 used French national tragedies in a really crass way that really soured me on it.

On the third, tentacular, hand: It doesn't matter whether I read this comic or not. Really, it doesn't! Because I, being French, do not count as a costumer for Marvel in the first place! Seriously, folks. I cannot boycott shit even when I want to, because I am not a costumer. It's really that simple. I cannot vote with my dollars, because Marvel would not have been getting my dollars anyway (or my euros).

On the fourth, robot, hand: I feel like nobody gives a single fuck how offensive Scarlet Witch #6 was. I haven't seen anyone else say anything about it. And that's fine, not everyone has to be offended by the same things! I just feel a little alone. (I suppose Marvel doesn't have to care if they lose my business.)

On the fifth hand: I don't know. I guess this makes me not a real fan.



Often when I pass the place where I've hung original artwork of Gwen Stacy on one wall facing original artwork of Wanda Maximoff on the other, I think about how cool a team-up between those two would be.



I think I need some sort of three strikes system, like "If you feel the need to vent about X more than three times, time to consider if getting rid of X in your life wouldn't be a good idea". (Not that this is always feasible, but. You know.)



MY DRAWINGS ARE TOO BIG! Seriously. I have a pastel work that's too big for my art folder. That's never happened before; usually I feel a little self-conscious about how much bigger than my works the folder is. I need a new folder.

I also need to figure out if my scanner drivers survived the recent system reboot and how to scan gigantic artwork.



I had semi-impromptu lunch with one the fandom folks today and it was lovely ♥!

We spent the entire time talking in French. I don't think I've ever spent this long speaking about fandom in French before.



In 1862, Gustave Flaubert published a novel, Salammbô, in which Hannibal Barca is a character. I haven't read it.

This is mostly because the novel is entirely straight-faced about and in part responsible for how popular the image of Carthaginians sacrificing children is -- and I am always very wary of taking the words of the victors about the habits of the people they commited genocide upon. (Flaubert, by necessity, drew only on Roman sources.)

Also, it takes place right after the First Punic War, while Hannibal is still a child -- by all accounts his role in the novel is minimal -- and I'm really more about the Second than First Punic War.

That said, I did enjoy what I saw of it in the tome 2 of the Koblenz comic (Marcher dans Carthage une nuit sans lune) -- the comic had some very pointed commentary about how purity != virginity, too, which I appreciated -- especially the veil of Tanith, that was some awesome stuff. Anyway, I have the Lone Sloane/IN SPACE adaptation of the Faluber novel by Druillet somewhere, I think, maybe I should read that.

Anyway, not only did the novel give its name to one pf my favourite Indochine song, Salombo (Hanoi 2006 orchestral version), but I recently discovered it's also given its name to a pastry.

So naturally I had to try it. It's okay. It's a lot like an eclair.



I finally signed up for fandomgiftbox.

Fic things

May. 17th, 2016 11:25 pm
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I've just realised I forgot to mention a couple of things about Five Seasons in Latveria, the Layla Miller + Doctor Doom gen fic I posted last Saturday. (Honestly, none of the notes I post on here (as opposed to Ao3) are that important, but I do like talking about my writing.)

Ilinca makes an appearance in this fic, she last appeared on Doctor Doom's staff in Retrograde (also featuring Layla Miller). I have some headcanons and backstory for her, but nothing set in stone, mostly she exists to fulfill all my non-Doombot minion related needs.

It also fulfills the "That Moment (incident / chapter / episode) in detail" prompt from this bingo card I got over two years ago you shut up I am on top of things.

Repost of said bingo card )

I'll take prompts if you have them, but no guarantees/some of these are already in progress/etc.



One of these days, I will get better at not getting anxiety about replying to comments on Ao3. Today is not this day.

(I don't know why I thought making a deal with myself about how I had to post a comment on a fic for every comment on my fic I replied to would help matters, but it kind of has? So long as I remember what fics I read when it comes down to comment time -- and I often blank. I am a failboat.)

I do read and appreciate every single comment I get and I will get back to them, even if takes me a while.



I wanted to write a fic about Teal'c watching The Force Awakens (with Vala) for [community profile] starwarsflashmeme 's prompt of "Alien" because Teal'c is canonically a giant Star Wars nerd (who likes the prequel, even) and Finn's arc would speak to him: loyal soldier of galaxy spanning colonising power (Goa'uld/First Order) rebels against said colonising power following a meeting with a scrappy underdog (SG1/Poe) and ends up joining the organisation said underdog is part of (SGC/Resistance) to fight The Good Fight TM.

Vala is there because she wants to know what the fuss is all about.

Alas, I needed to rewatch some Stargate and find a Teal'c voice and it was Eurovision, so it didn't happen. For amnesty, maybe?


dhampyresa: (OM NOM NOM)
Unpopular Eurovision opinion: I liked the UK song from last year.

Belgium: Bored.
Czech Republic: It's cute.
Netherlands: I like the clock floor.
Azerbaidjan: I like it! Nice lightshow and costumes.
Hungary: Whistling! And one the drummers from Mad Max.
Italy: It's cute, but I like the Italian parts more than the English ones.
Isreal: This is 100% what Billy Kaplan's Eurovision entry would look like, between the hair and the lyrics.
Bulgaria: I LOVE IT! (It is 100% a Pride song, idc.)
Sweden: Eh.
Germany: WHAT.
France: I like the rhymes. (Also, time to play "how many locations in the postcard can I name", lmao.)
Poland: Meh.
Interlude: ???
Australia: Nice dress! Great voice and glitter too.
Cyprus: THIS IS GREAT!
Serbia: Her dress suits her perfectly. And the song is great.
Lithuania: How very boys band (in a good way!).
Croatia: Glitter dress!
Russia: The wings are awesome -- the staging is pretty great in general, tbh.
Spain: How many contestants have this hairstyle.
Latvia: It's okay.
Ukraine: I'm crying and the staging is great.
Malta: It's fine.
Georgia: My least favourite.
Latveria: Fuck the haters, this one's great.
Austria: Conspiracy theory time, this lovely song is about the refugiee crisis.
Wales: Put some effort in your costuming, guys.
Armenia: I think I liked this one better in the semi.

Unexpected Ian McKellen is unexpected!

My favourites: Italy, Israel, Bulgaria, Australia, Cyprus, Serbia, Ukraine, Latveria and Austria.


Also, I wrote a fic:
Five Seasons in Latveria (1143 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Factor (Comics)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Layla Miller, Victor von Doom
Summary:

Life in Doomstadt for Layla Miller.




CAN I VOTE FOR PETRA AND MÅNS PLEASE
dhampyresa: (Natasha and red)
This week is Eurovision week, I was not kidding when I said that was all I was doing.

READING

Finished reading

Books read )

Scarlet Witch #6, by James Robinson (story) and Marguerite Sauvage (art): I am breaking my own rule of not speaking about ongoing comics until enough to collect in a tpb/a whole arc has come out. It's not really a rule, but even if it were, I feel that this issue deserves its own post.

First off, I have to say I really loved the art this issue, especially the Art Nouveau influence on the composition and page structure.

I wish it had been enough to redeem the story for me.

The story is set in Paris. As you know, reader-Bob, I am a Parisian born and bred, which means I can be pretty strict about depictions of Paris in fiction. However, I have long ago decided that Marvel Paris has some significant differences with ours, the most notable one being that the plan autoroutier pour Paris went ahead as expected -- this was the only way I could make sense of a scene in Matt Fraction's Journey into Mystery. (There will not be a test, you do not have to remember this.)

The comic had some pitfalls concerning the use of French -- more on this later -- but I was reading merely along, until I came across this bit of dialogue, by French superhero Alain Racine:
"It happened the day after the attacks in the city." "There was so much fear, so much confusion. I was everywhere, trying to be. The hunt was on for the perpetrators, I'm sure you know. It was on the news everywhere."

WHO THE FUCK OKAYED THIS

My thoughts went pretty much blank for a minute, because who the fuck thought this was okay? It's kept very vague whether this applies to the attacks in Jan 2015 or November 2015, which only makes it worse. If you're going to exploit national tragedies for cheap, throwaway, unnecessary melodrama, at least have the guts to commit to one.

I've talked before about how I hate to see human-made tragedies co-opted by the in-human, but wow, this reaches new heights of bullshit. And yes, I am not rational about this, yes there have probably been similar cases in comics before. I don't care. I know a guy who was in the stadium when the bomb exploded outside in November, I spent an entire afternoon in January trying to find the names of the hostages as the hostage crisis was happening so I could tell a friend if he had family among them (spoiler: he did), I spent a week in November not knowing if a friend had been at the Bataclan -- which seemed unlikely but what if -- (he was not) and I could go on, so NO I AM NOT RATIONAL.

This has really soured me on the comic, I have to say, especially since it's so pointless. I have no qualms with tragedies, even recent ones (although, yikes, too soon here, imho), used in fiction, as long as it's handled sensitively. Obviously what "handled sensitively" is very YMMV, but I would be very surprised to hear anyone include "throwaway line to explain why some dude was so busy he couldn't save his wife" in their definition.

ANYWAY.

This said, it is time to talk about the mistakes in the French in this comic. I wouldn't normally care, but it has a character point out "that isn't gramatically correct, not in France" so that makes it fair game. You want to talk about French like you know what you're talking about? I'll judge you as if you did.

There is mention of a group of bankrobbers called "les Apaches Nouveaux". It should be "les Nouveaux Apaches". (Fyi, it is from the Apaches, a part of the criminal underworld of 1900s Paris -- credit where it's due, this is pointed out in the comic.) Also, I feel really bad for les Apaches de Paname, who are lovely folks and don't deserve this bullshit.

There's a dude named Joubert. Marc, but I was reminded of the running joke concerning Brian Joubert on the Guignols: *falls down* *falls down again*

Then we have the above nitpick about Le Peregrine not being proper French (correct) and his name being Le Faucon Pèlerin (also correct), which makes it all the more hilarious when Wanda is soon after referred to as "La Sorcière Ecarlate", because she is not, in fact, la Sorcière Ecarlate in the French comics.

She is la Sorcière Rouge.
 
And I can prove it )
Penultimate panel:
Wanda: "Pas tant que ça, crois-moi..."
Wanda: "Les gens tapent encore plus fort sur les mutants."
Billy: "oh mon dieu, tu es..."

Last panel:
Billy: "LA SORCIERE ROUGE."
Billy: "Mon Vengeur préféré."
Billy: "J'y crois pas que j'ai dit ça tout haut."
Wanda: "Ne t'en fais pas..."

This from my copy of Young Avengers V1 -- picture cropped so you can see it's the actual, physical book. This is the official Marvel translation in France.

Now, I am not saying that Panini, the company in charge of publishing Marvel comics in French in France, is without its translation blunders. This very volume, for example, translates "Hawkingbird" once as "le Faucon Moqueur" and once doesn't translate it. However, the names of most superheroes have been consistent. (Except Wolverine. Wolverine was Serval for a very long time, until he became Wolverine again. And Sue Storm is Jane Storm, idk.)

So Wanda is la Sorcière rouge.

AND SHE DESERVES BETTER.

(Also, wow, he is so not dressed for traipsing around the Catacombes, if that's where that one flashback takes place -- and if not, where the fuck does it?)

But hey, at least the art is pretty and Paris looks recognisably like Paris.


I am going to make some "Wanda Maximoff deserved better" signs one day and it will apply in every single continuity, both instory and outstory. JUST YOU WAIT.


Still reading

Contes et récits de l'histoire de Carthage by Jean Defrasne
Le Déchronologue by Stéphane Beauverger

Paris fais nous peur: 100 lieux du crime, de l'étrange et de l'irrationnel, by Claudine Hourcadette et Marc Lemonier: I have just started reading this. It's pretty entertaining so far and I'm learning stuff -- I had no idea l'homme rouge des Tuileries was supposed to be someone specific, for example.

It's also reminded me how much I love the expression "l’âme damnée". It's an expression that translates to "damned soul" and is used to refer to someone's most loyal minion -- "Dark Vador est l'âme damnée de Palpatine" (Darh Vader is Palpatine's damned soul) is hilarious, because puns. I like puns.


I have also been reading the newspapers and wow I am pissed.


Partial list of comics I am following, which I will add to as I remember them:
Lucifer
Scarlet Witch
The Wicked the Divine (sort of. When I remember it exists)


Reading next

IDK.

To Read List )


TV

I have thoughts on the recent Lucifer finale and on other stuff, but it's quite late over here, so some other time.

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
Scipio has a dinosaur! Specifically Scipionyx samniticus. Hannibal has Hannibal's Sphinx, a species of moth.

Scipio wins this one. Sorry, Hannibal.



IMPORTANT: cant go to hugos award so to thwart devil plans, true buckaroo ZOE QUINN (name of @unburtwitch) has agreed to accept award for me
— Chuck Tingle (@ChuckTingle) 5 mai 2016

I will fight back against scoundrels any day with you dr best friend. https://t.co/bQp0P6948J
— True Buckaroo (@UnburntWitch) 5 mai 2016



[archiveofourown.org profile] asadeseki translated Shiny Makeover Version into Chinese as Shiny Makeover Version 容光焕发. I feel so honoured!

Shiny Makeover Version is the Doom/Tony ficlet I wrote for [personal profile] sineala last [community profile] fandom_stocking . According to my Ao3 stats, it's also the fic I've written that has the most kudos. :O (Clearly I need to write more Doom/Tony.)


(I'd feel remiss if I didn't point out that today, May 5, is both Revenge of the Fifth and le Retour du Jeudi, for maximum Star Wars.)

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
Dear [community profile] nightonficmountain 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: sevenofspade) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have three Do Not Wants: incest, rape and child abuse. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I'd also prefer is you didn't dwell on any suicidal ideation or prolonged descriptions of grief. 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 )


Ancient History RPF

Dido of Carthage, Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus

The most relevant tags in my journal for this fandom are the Ancient History RPF and Punic Wars RPF ones. I've requested these characters before, but I would fucking love anything and everything about them.

Here is a primer for Hannibal and Scipio, with more relevant links at the end. Here is a post about Dido (and Augustus) -- you know what, I never thought of it before, but I WOULD FUCKING LOVE A STORY IN WHICH DIDO AND AUGUSTUS MET.

Prompts )


Darths & Droids
Any of: Annie (Darths & Droids), Ben (Darths & Droids), The GM (Darths & Droids), Pete (Darths & Droids), Sally (Darths & Droids)

I only started reading this recently, but I'm pretty caught up, give or take a week or two. Don't worry about spoiling me. I headcanon the GM as a woman, fyi. (I talk a very little about it in this entry, if it helps.)

My request here boils down to FRIENDSHIP FIC.

Prompts )



DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Kendra Saunders, Leonard Snart, Sara Lance

I am up to date on this show, don't worry about spoiling me.
Prompts )



Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers)
No nominated characters

The canon is a series of variant covers Marvel put out last year to promote the Spider-Gwen comic launch. Each cover reimagines Gwen Stacy as one (or more) Marvel character.

I like Gwen Stacy a lot. I think she's super smart and really kind and amazingly brave, be that in Spider-Gwen or the movies or Ults Spidey. I love canon-adjacent AUs too, especially role reversal AUs (I hesitate to call these canon-divergent, but they could be!), so this fandom is basically two great tastes that taste great together!

I'm just going to direct you to the relevant part of my yuletide letter from last year for prompts, because it is HELLA LONG. Pick any and all Gwens you want and feel free to mix and match prompts as you wish.


Loki: Agent of Asgard
Relationship: Verity Willis & Loki

I follow many Marvel comic series and have followed more in the past. Don't hesitate to crossover with the wider Marvel-verse; if you have questions about my familiarity with any given series, please ask.

The Loki + Verity friendship is a thing of beauty and I love it so much. This series has a brilliant narrative about the role of stories in our lies and what it means to be a Trickster. It's about Loki achieving redemption, at long last and on his terms (long version here).
Prompts )



Yoko Tsuno (Comics)
Relationship: Yoko Tsuno/Khany

First thing I ever shipped. I would love culture clash or negotiating a (very very very) long distance relationship where they only see each other in person once in long while or being spacemoms to Poky and Rosée or consequences/what-happened-after a specific album or just space adventures. OR TIMETRAVEL ADVENTURES, why should Yoko get all the fun timetravelling, I'm sure the Vineans have the tech somewhere.

I would love it forever if you wrote any sort of Vinean worldbuilding. What's it like for Khany to be older than her mom and have her twin be six years old?

Just anything, anything at all, really.



Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Comments welcome.)

dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I was having a bad day of the "well i might as well just quit everything and fandom especially since nothing i do ever pleases anyone does anyone even like plotty fic no they do not why do i bother i know i can't do shippy i am a failure as a fan" type but then I drew some stuff and watched Mission Cléopatre so I'm feeling better. Not great, but better.

(Just so you don't worry: I'll be gone tomorrow evening and should catch up on the -- has it been a week already? -- week or so of posts and comments I missed soon.)

ANYWAY! Upcoming fannish stuff I'm excited about!


ROGUE ONE! I still have a most terrible case of the Star Wars, lmao (you should see my WIP folder). Things I got out of this trailer: Jyn Erso! MON MOTHMA! Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma! Admiral Fancy Cape! Jyn Erso in Imperial uniform! Voice-over guy! SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

The things I want from this movie are basically the same and I'm really hoping fandom delivers on both the femslash and villain/hero shipping. OR BOTH. Both is good. (A fandom person can dream of Imperial!Jyn/Rebel!Mon, okay. Let me liiiiiiiiiiiiive)

I decided it was time I got a Star Wars icon, so now I do (on DW).


DID YOU KNOW CLOAK AND DAGGER ARE GETTING A TV SHOW? Now you do. I am so happy about this, I love Cloak and Dagger a lot. They were awesome in Ults Spidey. I enjoy seeing them show up in any/everything. (The TV show won't go that way, but 1602 Witch Hunter Angela has THE BEST interpretation of their origin story.)

ALSO I really like the Captain America: Civil War - In Good Company featurette.


And this seems as good a time as any to mention the fics I wrote for Bad Bang. I am basically TOO EARNEST FOR BAD BANG, sadly, so they're less crack than crack taken seriously:

Jedi and mutants, oh my! )

The story of how these fics got written is kind of convoluted (and the remix chains on Ao3 are not much help), but it all started in a discussion about Padmé's favourite colour, hence the insistence on MAGENTA NOT PURPLE >:[

Fic Friday!

Feb. 5th, 2016 09:36 pm
dhampyresa: (This is my life)
In an initiative to get me to comment on more fic, I have decided to make a post every friday about the fics I commented on that week. Because this occurred to me just now, I have not done the (very little) organising I need to do, so here, have five random fics I commented on at some point in time.

Hamilton (musical) )
Bad Blood )

Percy Jackson and the Olympians )
Benjamin January series )

 


Journey into Mystery )
dhampyresa: (Parker!)
[community profile] fandom_stocking is live! My stocking is here and it's amazing. I got so much great stuff!

I got Wanda + Natasha fanart (MCU), a Natasha wallpaper (MCU), Parker & Eliot + DINOSAURS (Leverage), Parker steals A SPACESHIP (Leverage) and more stuff, like cat pictures, an IOU for more cracktastic Hannibal/Scipio by [personal profile] sineala (DON'T THINK I WON'T COLLECT), icons, book recs, etc.

I wrote two ficlets, the first for [personal profile] sineala and the second for [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters .

Shiny Makeover Version (527 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Invincible Iron Man - Fandom, Marvel 616
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Victor von Doom/Tony Stark
Characters: Tony Stark, Victor von Doom, Stephen Strange
Summary: Has Tony mentionned how handsome Victor von Doom is lately? Because he's very handsome. (Tony's in big trouble.)
You know how I say I ship everything? I SHIP EVERYTHING. Yolo, mates.

Annabelle and the Crows (512 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera - Shapera
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Summary:

Annabelle McAlistair was raising up the dead. The crows did not approve.

I listened to the Dolls of New Albion recently thanks to [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters and their stocking mentionned crows and fairytales so I wrote a sort of fairytale about crows. With bonus Edgar Allan Poe joke. (Name-wise the musical flip-flops between Annabel and Annabelle; I went with the later to rhyme with Nouvelle.)


(I have a lot of tabs open right now, lmao. I was hoping to get to them yesterday, but I had an unscheduled reunion with friend + Bladerunner on the big screen thing instead.)

dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
Like I said previously, I wrote 8 fics for yuletide: 1 assignments, 6 full-length treats and 1 madness treat (presented here more or less in the order in which I wrote them). Now you get to hear me talk about them and be a giant nerd. At length.


The Devil's Party (2987 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lucifer (Comic)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lucifer Morningstar, Elaine Belloc, Mazikeen, Beatrice (Lucifer), Rachel Begai, Lady Lys, Duma Angel of Silence
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary: Lucifer returns from the Void in Hell. Lucifer returns from the Void in LA. Both these things are true.
Assignment )


Lion Champion (1376 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Nancy Whitehead, Doreen Green, Tomas Lara-Perez, Ken Shiga
Summary: Nancy's life takes a turn for the unexpected.
Treat )


Hunter's Moon (1293 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Gwenverine/Laura Kinney
Characters: Gwen Stacy | Gwenverine, Gwen Stacy | Gwoot, Laura Kinney
Additional Tags: Post-Apocalypse
Summary: Gwen's day gets weird.
Treat )
All's Fair (1006 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hellenistic Religion & Lore
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Ἄρης | Ares (Hellenistic Religion & Lore), Αθήνα | Athena (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)
Summary: Ares and his sister have a complicated relationship.
Treat )


Ogygia (1570 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Scipio Africanus/Hannibal Barca
Characters: Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus
Additional Tags: What-If
Summary: Hannibal was captured after Zama.
Treat )


Zero Sum Game (1357 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Victor von Doom, Reed Richards, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards
Additional Tags: Secret Wars
Summary: It's not the Sheriff who finds the ship, it's the Foundation.
Treat )


Lies told by firelight (1533 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Loki: Agent of Asgard
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Loki (Agent of Asgard), Verity Willis
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary: As it turned out, what Loki had meant when he'd said "I need a break. So... Let's skip ahead a bit" was "Let's do yuletide".
As it turned out, what "Let's do yuletide" meant was "Let's spend the end of the world telling stories about stories".
Treat ) totally guessed it was me based on those).

Because I wrote this fic ON THE PLANE. I did everything on that bloody flight, from canon review (canons I could have reviewed from my hard-drive: Agent of Asgard, Spider-Gwen, Mulan) to brainstorming to writing to editing to... Yeah. Everything but post the thing.

You wouldn't know this from the posting date though, because it's dated as one day BEFORE my flight, for reasons of it being a meta joke for it to be posted on the solstice (makes sense if you read the fic). I don't think anyone caught it, but I am ridiculously proud that I thought of this meta reference so now you get to hear about my brilliance.

Loki's feelings about yuletide that prompt Verity's "Wow. You're actually a gigantic sap." are totally my feelings about Yueltide and fic exchanges in general. Whatever, I'm a sap, I own it.

I really like " "I'm the Skald," Loki said. "The mythmaker at the end of everything. The narrator of sinners and sorcerers. The deceiver. The storyteller." " as a line, but my favourite is "There was something ugly in the way Loki said that last word, something twisted and sharp like barbed wire.". I'm quite fond of "a campfire vigil for the internet age" as a phrase.

(Doom actually is signed up for yuletide, but he's changed accounts to one Loki doesn't know about. It's cool, Loki is going to write his old account a fic anyway.)

(Loki is female through most of the fic because of how hot my recip said she was as Goddess of Stories and yeah, I can only agree.)

Yeah, I think this fic turned out really well, given the givens.


God Games (512 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ambition (ESA Short film)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: The Apprentice (Ambition short film), The Master (Ambition short film)
Summary: This is how the world is made.
Madness )

dhampyresa: (Bad Wolf)
I'm going to go and try posting every day in January. You've been warned.

[personal profile] ladymercury_10 : Illyana Rasputin

Illyana Rasputin got a raw deal. I know this is X-Men comics and everyone got a raw deal, but she got a rawer deal than most.

For one thing, part of her childhood was hell -- in the sense of SHE GOT KIDNAPPED BY A DEMON LORD WHO WANTED TO USE HER SOUL AS A BATTERY TO FREE HIMSELF FROM LIMBO/SUMMON ELDER GODS. Fun times.

Some text + 2 pictures under the cut )

Look. If ever there was someone in X-Men who embodied "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions", it's Illyana Rasputin. That's fascinating and I want more of it.

(My talking meme post is here, in case anyone wants me to talk about anything.)
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
No, seriously, I have. Every time I think it can't get any more awesome, it does.

First there was me managing to write 8 fics, despite everything (including the one I wrote on the plane): 1 assignment, 6 full-length treats and 1 madness treat. (Speaking of which, I will write a fic for anyone who guesses right about which fic(s) I wrote.)

Then there were my yuletide gifts, of which I got A LOT. (Presented here in alphabetical order/grouped by fandom.)

In "Carthaginian mythology" alone, I got three (3!) and to think this was the fandom I thought was the least likely to be written. I got basically every single permuation of the Dido + Tanith relationship possible. I got a fic where Tanith was waiting for Dido to arrive, I got a fic where Tanith followed Dido to Carthage and I got Dido/Tanith femslash. YES.

The foundations of Carthage (1731 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Carthaginian Mythology
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Dido | Elissa (Carthaginian Mythology), Tanith (Carthaginian Mythology)
Additional Tags: Rituals, Sacred Marriage, Rain
Summary: When Dido's ship scraped the sand at her new city, She was there, waiting for them. When the rains were needed, She came at Dido's asking, giving the gift of life to the new city, the City that belonged to Tanith.
TANITH/DIDO FEMSLASH. It's so great.

The Scent of the Sea (2059 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Carthaginian Mythology
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: Leaving is only hard if you have nowhere to go: Elissa knows her destiny is waiting beyond the walls of Tyre, she just has to go out and seek it.
It's got Elissa and Hanna and I love love the relationship between them as painted here and the ending is PERFECT. PERFECT, I SAY.

The Tanith Cycle (4287 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Carthaginian Mythology
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Tanith/Ba'al, Dido/Sychaeus
Characters: Tanith, Ba'al, Dido, Sychaeus, Anna, Mot, El
Additional Tags: Ugaritic Mythology, Middle East Mythology, Yuletide Treat, Yuletide 2015, Decapitation, Dehanding, Wading in Blood, Death, Over the top revenge, Misses Clause Challenge, Female POV, Female Friendship, Female Character of Color
Summary: A god could not be respected if she did not have a palace. Tanith was done sitting at the edge of El's table waiting for respect.
If Dido promised her a palace, then Tanith would go with her and do all that was in her power to help her.
I really love the relationship between Tanith and Dido in this one, Tanith's hunger for war against Dido's measured peace and the trust between the two. It's also fix-it fic! (And the Tanith/Ba'al relationship is really sweet.)


Y'all should go and read all my Carthaginian mythology fics because they're all awesome! But you should also read my Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers) fics too, because they are ALSO awesome. I got notifs for two (2!) such fics in the main collection. I got Gwen!Hawkeye with MJ!Black Widow and I got Sorcerer Supreme Gwen Stacy on Battleworld.

Better From A Distance (1008 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spider-Gwen (Comics), Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane Watson
Characters: Gwen Stacy | Hawkeye (Secret Wars #4 Gwen Variant Cover), Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Yuletide Treat, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: "A bow and arrow," the Infamous Black Widow says, "I didn't realize we'd traveled back in time to the era of the caveman."
"Paleolithic," Gwen corrects instinctively. “I looked it up.”


MJ!Black Widow and Hawkeye!Gwen: superheroes by night! In a band, presumably also by night!

See the Blazing Skies Before Us (2049 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers), Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters: Gwen Stacy | Dr Gwenge (Secret Wars #3 Gwen Variant Cover), Victor von Doom
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, LUDICROUS HOLIDAY NONSENSE
Summary: One night in the depths of winter, meditating atop the ramparts of Castle Doom, the Sorceress Supreme senses an intruder. She attempts countermeasures.
This is Sorcerer Supreme Gwen Stacy as God-Emperor Doom's right hand! And I would read entire comic runs of this, no lie. I love love the narration in the style of Jack Kirby.


I was so happy about all these fics, but then Madness opened and I got another fic!

#It'sRainingGwen (666 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers), Spider-Gwen (Comics), Marvel (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Gwen Stacy
Additional Tags: Unconventional Format
Summary:

12:41 PM ET
“I don’t know why this is happening. I promise I’m trying to fix it.”
— Gwen Stacy A.K.A. Cyclops. Other Gwens have echoed this sentiment, including Gwen Stacy A.K.A. Black Widow and Gwen Stacy A.K.A. Wolverine.


The New York Times liveblogs the #Gwenpocalypse.

THE TITLE IS A PUN and the whole fic is basically delightful.

You'd think my yuletide couldn't get anymore awesome, because it's not like I was going to get more fic, was it? But WRONG! I did get more fic! (It was gifted to dhampyresa on ao3 instead of sevenofspade which is why I found it late.)

The Uncanny X-Gwen (7163 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers), X-Men (Comicverse)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Gwen Stacy, Gwen Stacy | Gwen Storm (X-Men ’92 #1 Gwen Variant Cover), Gwen Stacy | Gwenclops (X-Men ’92 #1 Gwen Variant Cover), Gwen Stacy | Gwencrawler (X-Men '92 #1 Gwen Variant Cover), Gwen Stacy | Gwenolossus (X-Men '92 #1 Gwen Variant Cover), Gwen Stacy | Dagwen (X-Men ’92 #1 Gwen Variant Cover), Scott Summers, Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, Ororo Munroe, Piotr Rasputin, Kurt Wagner
Additional Tags: Mutant Powers, Multiple Selves
Summary: Gwen Stacy is on a high school trip to Oscorp's science division when she unexpectedly acquires superpowers. Not spider powers, but the X-Men's mutant powers. All of them. Now, if only she can pull herself together...

IT'S 7K OF SUPERPOWERED GWEN AND IT'S AMAZING.

So that's my yuletide. I got seven (7!) fics and I wrote eight (and all of them have been well-received so far), so yes, I have won yuletide, because not only did I get SO MANY FICS, all the fics I got are amazing.

dhampyresa: (Bad Wolf)
I seem to have fallen deep down the musical rabbit hole, because I had a dream about a Second Punic War musical and all I can remember about it is that Aemilia stole the show (her anger was a thing of beauty), Tanith had an entire song where she was murderously gleeful about something and Maharbal's big song was called "You know how to win" and that is literally all I've got, which is a crying shame.


I've been backreading some entries (and still ahve some more backreading to do), so if you get random comments that would be why. In the process, I've discovered my yuletide letter crossposted half a dozen times to my LJ, so I'm sorry about that. I'll see what I can do to fix it.


I wrote four fics for Trick or Treat. I wanted to write more, but then Life.

I wrote two for my recip:

New Light (387 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Korra/Asami Sato
Characters: Korra (Avatar), Asami Sato
Additional Tags: Spirit World, Post-Canon
Summary: Korra takes Asami on a tour.

LA? No, Miami (511 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel 616
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Tommy Shepherd, Cassie Lang
Summary:

Tommy runs into someone from his past.



Then I wrote two treats:

Favours (703 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians & Related Fandoms - All Media Types
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Thalia Grace, Nico di Angelo
Summary:

It's the Hunters of Artemis, not the Hunter of Artemis. Plural, not singular. Luckily, Thalia knows a dude.



(I probably shouldn't be amused that this fic already has more comments than The Oracles on the Delphi Express, but I am.)

Capitoline Wolf (509 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus
Additional Tags: Werewolves
Summary:

Surprise! The wolves are not a metaphor.



(One day, there will be a fic written in this fandom in an exchange that will be written neither by me nor for me and on that day I will get my tiny mind fucking blown, but today is not this day.)

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