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May. 25th, 2017 11:38 pm
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I wrote a pinch-hit for [community profile] fandom5k.
Pocketful of stories (5031 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars Original Trilogy
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Worldbuilding, Folklore
Summary: Ahsoka travelled the galaxy, collecting tales and sowing revolution along the way.

I had a lot of fun coming up with the various folktales intersped in this.

All the planets/people have different ways of framing stories.
  • Stories from Naboo start with either "Once upon a time, above wave, below stars" for the Gungan stories and "Once upon a time, below stars" for the non-Gungan stories.
  • Stories on Alderaan start with "Long ago on Alderaan" and by giving the main character's relationship to Queenship.
  • Stories on Pantora start with "When yesterday was yet to be" and end with a bracketed statement including the phrase "Do not believe them." -- they refute other versions of the story.
  • Clone stories are much more informal in tone and start with "They say this is a true story".
  • Ykobar stories start with "There was a time" which is a literal translation of the French "Il était une fois", the traditional start to a fairytale. They end in "The tale still goes on and is only just beginning".
The stories of the Kermor are variations on the tale of the city of Ys -- the word Kermor itself is made up of two Breton words, "ker" (meaning "a place where people live") and "mor" (meaning "sea"). I was originally going to go with "Morvac'h" ("Horse of the sea") -- especially given that it's part of some versions the Ys legend and can be a war omen -- but ultimately decided against it. The c'h sound tends to be confusing for people unfamiliar with Breton; it's a voiceless velar fricative -- the same sound as in loch.

I didn't sign up for [community profile] fandom5k because I didn't know if I would have time -- and I kind of ran out of time on this pinch-hit a bit -- but I should have signed up if I was going to end up writing for it anyway. Then again, given my computer issues, I wouldn't have been able to comment until yesterday/today, which seems like a dick move. Not that could have known either of those things at the time. What I'm trying to say is that I'll sign up next year.

dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I got two fics and made 3 works.


The two fics I got were both femslash.

How Sabine Got Into Leia's Pants the Hard Way (1172 words) by ambiguously
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leia Organa/Sabine Wren
Characters: Sabine Wren, Leia Organa
Additional Tags: Bodyswap, MayThe4th Treat
Summary: Rule number one while exploring weird old temples while alone with your new crush: never touch any artifacts you do not recognize.


Someone wrote me Leia/Sabine with bodyswap! It's very cute.


The Spectre in the Sandstorm (943 words) by weakinteraction
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Rey
Characters: Jyn Erso, Rey (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Force Ghosts
Summary: Rey goes searching for kyber crystals on Jedha.


Sometimes I request stuff in exchanges that I don't think I'll get, just because maybe I will and this time I did! It's Force-ghost!Jyn/Rey and it's really sweet.







Of the three works I made, two are art (both femslash) and one is fic (maleslash).


Stardust (0 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
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma
Additional Tags: Traditional Media, Fanart
Summary: Oil on paper, 30cmx42cm


An oil painting. I can't be having with those newfangled Photoshoppe /joke

It took me about 8 hours to paint this. 2h+ for the background alone, about as much for the lineart/making sure the composition worked, and the rest on the figures. I haven't done oil in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages and I was never really good at it, it shows somewhat.

People seemed to like it though, so yay! (Gifting art is so stressful, omg! Have you seen the art in this exchange?)

Merfilly's "size difference" prompt was super inspiring, ngl!

So inspiring that I forgot to check if the letter had DNWs that the sign-up did not. SPOILERS: It did, but I asked through the mods if the deathfic DNW extended to "implied/allegorical representations of canonical character death in art", and was told it was fine. Which is good, because it's quite hard to switch tracks on an oil painting halfway through.

The beam of green light in the background is the Death Star laser. It is of course Deeply Symbolic that it goes through Jyn and not Mon, just as it is Deeply Symbolic that the direction of Jyn's gaze lines up with it. Jyn facing her death head-on was one of my favourite bits of the movie.


Detail from a stained glass window on Yavin 4 (0 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
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Mon Mothma
Characters: Jyn Erso, Mon Mothma
Additional Tags: Fanart
Summary: The window, in traditional Alderaanian stained glass, is believed to have been comissioned by HRH Leia Organa in memory of Senator Mon Mothma of Chandrila and her lover, Jyn Erso of Rogue One.

This was my back up in case I didn't manage to finish the oil painting in time. Pencil sketches coloured in markers, then cleaned up and recoloured in GIMP.


I should have tagged both of these as "fanart" instead of "art" from the start. Lesson learned for next time. (Wish I knew how to post fullsize art on tumblr as 'top' image /is a Fandom Old, cannot Tumbl with the Cool Kids)


Detour (1522 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: CC-2224 | Cody/Thrawn | Mitth'raw'nuruodo
Characters: CC-2224 | Cody, Thrawn | Mitth'raw'nuruodo
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary:

Commander Cody went on a mission with Commodore Mitth'raw'nuruodo.



I saw the mod joking about various challenges that hadn't been filled and those could combine in a single prompt and was like "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED". Didn't quite manage to put in all of the things (lack of time -- you can still see traces of where it was going to go), but it was still fun to write. Also, Pairing names with both slash and pipes are lolarious.


(I am back on the internet, yay!)
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
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)
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)
.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)
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: (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.)
dhampyresa: (SCIENCE SMASH)
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)
As previously said, I wrote four fics for this exchange! My fellow mod wrote 23 because they're fucking amazing.


alloy & nomenclature (1211 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: CC-2224 | Cody/Obi-Wan Kenobi/CT-7567 | Rex
Characters: CT-7567 | Rex, CC-2224 | Cody, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Summary: The galaxy was a different place after Clone Order 66.

This was my assignment. It was a pain to write. My recipient, Mithrigil, gave a single prompt for this pairing and it was a smut prompt. Now, I can't fucking write smut, so I had to try and figure out how to write something they might like. Which, when all you have is a smut prompt to go on is not easy. Hopefully I succeeded.

This fic is also part of the reason I've been pretty silent on reading Warhorses by Yusef Komunyakaa lately. The title comes from 'Here, the old masters of Shock and Awe' from said poem anthology and I figured that there probably weren't many people currently reading said book in fandom and what if someone guessed it was me writing the fic WHAT THEN

(Fellow veterans of Hetalia fandom might remember Mithrigil as one third of mithpuelinden. In case you wanted that blast from the past.)


Rendezvous (1269 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: Poe Dameron (Comics)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Terex
Characters: Poe Dameron, Terex (Star Wars)
Summary: Poe goes on an impromptu extraction mission.


So because we'd set the collection to needing approval, I was in charge of vetting the fics [personal profile] spookykingdomstarlight would getand that's how I found myself reading [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9 's The Game. As it turns out, Poe/Terex is very good to my ~worthy enemies~ loving heart, so I went out, read the canon (the Poe Dameron comic series) and wrote some fic.


Strange Bedfellows (2087 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Asajj Ventress/Rey (Star Wars)
Characters: Rey (Star Wars), Asajj Ventress
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Palpatine died in a ship crash. Sixty years later, Rey had to put the War on hold and go rescue her master.
One of the things I wanted to do with this exchange was to treat at least one of: femslash, hero/villain and crosstime ship. At one point I decided to see if there were any requested relationships that fit all three and there was! So I wrote Rey/Asajj Ventress femslash.

I'd originally come up with the idea of Palpatine dying in the crash early in Revenge of the Sith causing Grievous to be in charge of the Separatists and that causing the war to last for decades in order to write Rey/Rex and/or any clone/TFA person pairings, but there weren't any. Rex still gets to be around because I say so, that's why. This is a fun verse and I may end up writing more in it. (In case you're curious: yes, the clones still have the chip for Order 66 implanted.)

Making Rey Anakin's padawan was a given and I loved getting the opportunity to write her as a more traditional kind of Jedi, if not a totally traditional one. My favourite passage I wrote for this exchange in fact relates to Rey, the Jedi and meditation: To Rey, the edge of meditation always felt like being back on Jakku, standing at the top of a dune, nothing to see but endless sand and the unforgiving horizon. It wasn't the vastness of the space between stars that reminded her of her place in the universe -- it was a favoured metaphor of some Jedi, that every Jedi was a star and the Force the galaxy -- it was the desert, immortal and infinite. Every Jedi a grain of sand, the Force the desert.


Evergreen (577 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Riyo Chuchi/Ahsoka Tano
Characters: Riyo Chuchi, Ahsoka Tano
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary:

Ahsoka came back in early winter.


A last minute treat. I think I submitted this five hours before the stories went live or something. I've low-key shipped this ever since those two referred to each other as "good friends" on screen. They're really cute and also Riyo's got blue skin to Ahsoka orange so they're complimentary.


So there you go. 2 slash fics (alloy & nomenclature, Rendezvous), two femslash fics (Strange Bedfellows, Evergreen). If I ever start complaining that I didn't write much this yuletide, point me towards this post, please.

dhampyresa: (that's high profile)
I made two works for Trick or Treat! And I was very careful about not referring to them as fics, because one of them's only half fic.

The Revolution Will Be Illustrated (956 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Sabine Wren
Additional Tags: Mixed Media, Fanart, Fanfiction, Backstory, Character Study, Traditional Media, Digital Art
Summary: Sabine changes and her art changes with her.

According to the wishes of the artist, every piece is presented as it might have been at the time of its inception.

My assignment was [archiveofourown.org profile] shiningstar who requested both fic and art and ALL OF THE STAR WARS. I'm not sure which of the Star Wars we matched on, but it wasn't Rebels since I don't offer what I request.

Anyhow, my first thought was to write Sabine/Numa crackship femslash (although they have actually met and talked in canon so it's not that much of a crackship). I couldn't figure out how to make it work in the time that I had -- but now I know how to do it -- so I went with an idea I'd been vaguely thinking of before assignments went out.

Sabine is, canonically, an artist, so I wanted to do a character study through her art.

So I did! It's a combination of backstory (+ futurefic) and character study, with art. Sabine's an Imperial cadet turned bounty hunter turned Rebel by the time we meet her in canon. The fic is split in three parts: one at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore, another while she's a bounty hunter and one last one set after Return of the Jedi.

Fic-wise, I tried to reflect the dehumanising effect of the Empire by having names creep into the narrative as Sabine spends time away: first part has no names, second part has other people's names and last part has her name. You can see that in the in-story titling of the artwork too.

I mirrored that in the art by having colour creep into the pictures. First one's black and white (+ red), second one is blue monochrome (+ red) and the last one is in full colour. And now I'm going to talk more about said art.

Art babble + 3 pictures )

The title of the work is a reference to Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

It was really, really hard for me to give someone art as a gift, even with fic associated with it. I kept having to talk myself into it -- "It's not good enough!" "Self, the writing part alone is three times the minimum requirement! POST THE THING."

(Also while I was fiddling with it I managed to accidentally default on my assignment. *facepalm* I PM'd the exchange mod who gave me back the assignment -- but didn't tell me, so if I hadn't noticed will posting Out of the Cold that my assignment count had gone back up, I might have stayed defaulted.)


Filling my assignment took up a lot of time and brainspace, so I only made one treat for the exchange.

the ruin of the soul (669 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Haggar (Voltron)
Additional Tags: Mad Science, ToT: Monster Mash
Summary: A day in the life of Haggar, mad scientist of the Galra Empire.


The title comes from François Rabelais' Pantagruel: "Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul". And while "Science sans conscience n'est que ruine de l'âme" is a MASSIVELY famous quote in France, it sadly not so in English and suddenly I sound really pretentious quoting 16th century French authors? So I figured "in for a pretentious penny, in for a pretentious pound" and didn't capitalise the title at all. (*dodges pitchforks from the title police*)

I hesitated to tag Shiro in this, but Haggar doesn't consider him a person I went with not tagging him.

This fic also features all of my Voltron headcanons, except the one about Pidge being a K-drama protagonist an adult woman who is both short and can pass as a boy. To wit, it features the following: spoilers, I guess ). While writing it I also gave myself the headcanon that Haggar gave Shiro the white lock in his hair deliberately.


Idk, apparently my theme this ToT was "artists and their art". Both fics were betaed by the ever excellent chiiyo86, who I can finally credit now that author reveals are here.
dhampyresa: (Natasha and red)
You can have the fic which I beta-ed and chiiyo86 wrote:
A Tale of Earth and Fire (39298 words) by chiiyo86
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Toph Beifong & Zuko
Characters: Zuko (Avatar), Toph Beifong, Ozai (Avatar), Mai (Avatar), Azula (Avatar)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Arranged Marriage, Friendship, Action/Adventure, Minor Character Death
Summary: AU. Two years after the fall of Ba Sing Se and the capture of the Avatar, Zuko is forced by his father into marrying Toph Beifong, the blind daughter of Earth Kingdom merchants. Neither of them is very keen on the situation, but as they learn to know each other better, Zuko and Toph find that through this union they didn't want they might have gained something precious: an ally. Together, they will fight to carve their own paths and get free of the constraints that have kept them prisoners their whole lives.

Or you can have the fic I wrote and chiiyo86 beta-ed:
Out of the Cold (6290 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America: Civil War (Movie) - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Original Female Character(s)
Characters: Original Female Character(s), James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Male-Female Friendship
Summary:

Alina's neighbour disappeared while she was in Antarctica. He forgot his notebook.

This fic was almost about one of Anakin's illegal podracing buddies wondering wtf had happened to him -- but I didn't want her to know he was a Jedi and couldn't figure out how to make that work. So instead I took the basic concept of "bystander gets caught up in onscreen events and investigates what happened to a friend", Suoé became Alina and I wrote this. I may still keep the concept of "Star Wars fic in which everything is going great until, unfortunately Palpatine/Order 66 happens" or I may not.

dhampyresa: (Default)
Okay, I've been wanting to make that joke since forever and I keeping missing my chance, so here goes:



Get it? Because today's the twenty-second. (Possibly this is less funny if you don't have a cold.)




Cloak of Night (1988 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Leia Organa & Darth Vader
Characters: Leia Organa, Anakin Skywalker | Darth Vader
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: After the second Death Star, Leia had an unexpected visitor.

Fic I wrote for [community profile] fandomgiftbox . Probably been done a million times before, but whatever. I hope I managed to make Leia's emotional arc clear, but eeeeeeeh idunno.



I have a cold and everything sucks. (I'm hoping that's why I've been feeling so down about my writing ability these past couple days.) Normal service will resume at some point, hopefully.


dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I have returned and have posted fic.

Six fics, some I posted a while back and forgot to talk about here (first two), two I posted before travelling but stuck into the Anonymous collection until now (next two) and two I just posted, because I just titled/finished them (last two).



Splinter (1440 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Sara Lance
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Sara Lance and the things that never happened to her.

The fic I wrote for this year's [community profile] everywoman. I wished I'd been able to make it as long as I wanted to, but alas I couldn't.



Light before us (555 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Livia Drusilla, Octavia Minor
Summary: Livia visits her sister-in-law.
The fic I wrote for [community profile] history_exchange . The title is the first line of Indochine's Little Dolls, translated into English. (I was kind of on a giant Indochine kick for a few months there.)



The Once and Future Camelot (The It's Only A Model Remix) (1186 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Demon Knights
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Madame Xanadu (Demon Knights), Merlin (Demon Knights), Sir Ystin | Shining Knight (Demon Knights)
Additional Tags: Future Fic, IN SPACE!
Summary:


This is a very different Camelot, with spaceships and science and technology the world has never seen.

Xanadu seeks out Merlin.
My fic for [community profile] femmeremix . By sheer coincidence, I had just found this fic a few days before assignments went out. Clearly this was A Sign. The italicised line in the summary is from the original fic and it's such a great image I had to something with it.

Demon Knights actually one of the few Anglophone canons that has a proper Merlin and the fact that he's canonically demonspawn and ages backwards in it is part of why. The bit about him not having a soul now that he's under seven is based on a sort of obscure bit of French folklore than holds the seventh birthday as when children acquire a soul.



DEFCON 3 (1530 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Natasha Romanov
Summary: Natasha hunted HYDRA to Miami. She wasn't the only one.
The fic I wrote for [personal profile] muccamukk 's MCU Rolling Remix challenge. The challenge was great fun! I wish I'd had time to go through the fics thoroughly while they were still anon, but alas.



The Crack of Ice (3046 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Wanda Maximoff
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Avatar & Benders Setting
Summary: Steve's identity as the Avatar was a closely guarded secret. Yet trouble still had a way of finding him.
True story: This fic has literally been finished since JANUARY 2016. It just took me fucking ages to find a title for it.



Five people on StarKiller Base who didn't listen to Anakin Skywalker (and one who did) (3235 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Anakin Skywalker, Ensemble (The Force Awakens), Obi-Wan Kenobi
Additional Tags: Force Ghosts
Summary: Being a ghost, Anakin thought, was very frustrating.
This fic first suffered Severe Tone Shift Syndrome when Obi-Wan showed up (did you know him and Anakin have issues?), then spent months being literally ten sentences from being done which was incredibly frustrating, but I finally made it work.




And now, sleep.
dhampyresa: (OM NOM NOM)
I'll be going to the Louvre to see the Darth Vader/Hercules exhibit* at some point this week-end. Does anyone want me to look at anything for them?

With the caveat that they evacuated some of the collections due to the flood in early June and some are still closed.


* Mythes fondateurs. D’Hercule à Dark Vador ("Founding myths. From Hercules to Darth Vader") but like I was going to pass up calling it "the Darth Vader/Hercules exhibit", because how often do you get to say "Darth Vader/Hercules" and have it be even vaguely relevant? Not enough.



The fic I wrote for [community profile] jukebox_fest is:

A penny for the ferryman (1409 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Planet Hell - Nightwish (Song), Etruscan Mythology
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Female Character
Characters: Original Female Character(s), Vanth (Etruscan Mythology)
Summary: There's hope beyond the horizon and the gates of the Underworld.
I like Etruscan myth and the Etruscans, but wow, is information sparse on the ground. I did my best. (I love Vanth, she is such a fascinating figure in the murals.)



The fic I wrote for [community profile] nightonficmountain is:
Three's a crowd (1115 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: xxxHoLic
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Doumeki Shizuka/Kunogi Himawari/Watanuki Kimihiro
Characters: Watanuki Kimihiro, Kunogi Himawari, Doumeki Shizuka
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: The shop keeps going, and so do they.
It was one of the late pinch-hits. I think I did okay, given the givens.

(There was a mix-up with the sign-ups and I gave my assignment to one of the unfairly-recipless participants, which is why I only wrote one fic. Lesson learned: putting in place two major changes (medium types + relationships/characters) at once is a bad idea.)



My [community profile] fandomgiftbox is here. It's pretty short, because I signed up almost last minute, but if you know of anything I'd like and didn't mention, feel free to toss it in there.



I've been using Cléopâtre's Tu n'es pas en pays conquis ici! ('You have not conquered this land!') to keep anxiety at bay these past couple days. It's super effective!

(Plus it casts my anxiety as Caesar and y'all know how much I hate Caesar.)



Supposing King Arthur of the British comes back, does he over-rule Elizabeth II or does she over-rule him or is it the set-up of a comedy of manners where they attempt to co-rule the UK?

dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
Remember the time I read Tattúínárdǿla saga and basically went "I want fic"? Spoilers: I wrote the fic and it's in continuity with that.

The Tale of Lightsabre the Blue (3338 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Rey (Star Wars), Ensemble (The Force Awakens)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Vikings
Summary: The author posits that the Old Norse manuscript recently found in the Bay of Douarnenez belongs to the same corpus as the Icelandic Tattúínárdǿla saga.

[personal profile] dolorosa_12 was kind enough to beta for me and help me with the academical notes. I have now written fic beta-ed by someone with a more-than-semi relevant PhD.

Some kind souls helped me translate "Starkiller" into Old Norse ("Stjǫrnubani") and I used Viking Lady and Behind the Name as references for personal names. As much as possible I tried to pick names that had relevant meanings.

More notes )

And with this I qualified for "Star Wars Sequel Trilogy" for [community profile] femmeremix so I signed up for that.

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: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
It was recently [community profile] maythe4thbewithyou and I wrote three fics, much like I got three fics.

I was assigned to [archiveofourown.org profile] lionessvalenti and I wrote them two fics.

Respite (954 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Padmé Amidala/Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala & Sabé
Characters: Padmé Amidala, Sabé (Star Wars), Obi-Wan Kenobi
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon Divergence - Revenge of the Sith, Post-Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Summary: Sometimes the war slows down, just a little.
This is not the scene from this AU I had originally planned to write, but rereading the letter my original idea didn't fit with the optional details. I think I'll end up writing the story of this verse at some point -- I do want to write a Padmé/Obi-Wan/Anakin fic.

Also guest-starring: Sabé and Obi-Wan being sort-of friends. It is my absolute headcanon that these two are friends. I have a fic in the works to that effect. (You're very surprised I'm writing friendship fic, I can tell.)

Sea Change (3993 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Padmé Amidala/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Characters: Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Padmé Amidala is accompanied by Obi-Wan Kenobi to Naboo and Anakin Skywalker is the galaxy's worst detective.
This is the other fic I wrote [archiveofourown.org profile] lionessvalenti -- I was going to post this as my assignment, but somehow manage to run out of time and be able to finish it for the assignment deadline. I did finish it before May 4 though, so I posted it as a treat.

It's the AU in which Obi-Wan and Anakin switch places in Attack of the Clones. (Also included: Sabé and Obi-Wan being friends. Also also included, an Eurovision joke.)

The conversation with my beta about this fic included such gems as "is this slice-y-of-life-y enough?" and "I told you Anakin was my go-to guy for comedy".

Title from Shakespeare's Tempest. From Ariel's "Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes,
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change,
into something rich and strange" speech in act I, scene 2. (I believe this is the third fic I've written with a title from The Tempest, but the first one posted.)


Red Land (741 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
Characters: Rey (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Ancient Egypt
Summary: Rey finds an unlikely tomb to rob.

The third fic I wrote was for [archiveofourown.org profile] ancarett.

It was kind of last minute, because I had managed to miss that someone had requested an ANCIENT EGYPT AU until May 3, but apparently I am mad enough that I can pull off a short Ancient Egypt graverobber AU in less than a day.

It's not even a generic Ancient Egypt AU! It is set in a very specific time period -- could those end notes have been even longer? You bet your ass they could have been. But I figured that a) nobody reads Star wars fic for in-depth explanation of royal titulary in Ancient Egypt and b) for the most part my knowledge of Ancient Egypt is filtered through French, which can make it very frustrating as not every term that is translated nor every name transliterated the same way (Moyen Empire != Middle Empire, Moyen Empire = Middle Kingdom, Akhénaton = Akhenaten, etc). Special shout out to the non-Horus/Horus of Gold names, you suck, I hate you, please pick one translation, thanks.


Tomorrow marks the start of Eurovision, so that's what I'm doing this week. Eurovision.
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: (Natasha and red)
I DID IT! I told myself I'd finish and post this story before Captain America Civil War came out, and I did.

Hypothesis in scarlet (3765 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Wanda Maximoff, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie)
Summary: Don't bring a formerly brainwashed assassin to a mutant fight.

Way back before Age of Ultron came out, there were many stories working on the premise that the Winter Soldier would be found before that movie. This is a take on what the events of that movie might have gone, had this been true.

More notes )

Beta by the amazing chiiyo86 who I really need to stop asking for beta the day before deadlines -- but for that I wold need to finish writing fics before deadlines and look I done a stupid staying up late last night finishing it because I did not think this through.

Anyway, I wrote fic, yay.

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