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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?

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An actual, literal, 40k+ words novel.

I am not joking. That's what I got for [community profile] jukebox_fest . A novel. A COMPLETELY AMAZING NOVEL. More specifically, this novel:

scientia lumen vitae (41127 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tu vas me manquer - Maître Gims (Music Video)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Original Male Character/Original Male Character
Characters: Original Male Character(s), Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: IN SPACE!, Clones, Far Future, Worldbuilding, Science Fiction, Developing Relationship
Summary: On the Valhallan planet named Fólkvangr, the clone Loïc Treize has been working towards a cure for Thor's Virus throughout his entire life. He is not Valhallan. He was sent there to help. He was born to help, a fact of which he is acutely aware.
Eiður is Valhallan. He is a bluff, congenial military commander in the service of the Valhallan Commonwealth, and he is Treize's new custodian. His approach is wholly new, and Treize is drawn to him despite his society's strict rules. What he wants is forbidden.
From Fólkvangr to the lumenium mines of Þruðvangr and the military installations of Treize's people on the planet Nivôse, the pair have a lot of ground to cover. And when Thor's Virus strikes hard, they have no time to lose...


The canon is Tu vas me manquer - Maître Gims (Music Video). It lasts a little over four minutes.

Whoever wrote this is a genius and I love them.

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Dear [community profile] jukebox_fest  DJ,

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.

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.

Jukebox 2016-specific caveat: Nobody drowns, please. I'm fine with going to the water to become someone/something else, but please no drownings.

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 )

Boum Boum Boum - Mika (Music Video)
Music Video + Lyrics (with translation)

He's a cowboy! He's James Bond! He's in a noir movie! He's Lawrence of Arabia! Everyone's having gunfights! I have no idea what's happening!

I think there's a really cool story in this music video with these two people who keep running into each other in different time periods. What's their relationship like? Is this time travel or reincarnation or a mixture of both?

Feel free to make it F/F! Lesbian noir detective is my jam.

Holder of the GRAIL - The Mechanisms (Song)
Song + Lyrics

(I know and love the musical this is from, but I am not asking for fic for the musical.)

Ship's captain made accidental god while stranded in space! General running a space station while deserted by her homeworld! The semi-antagonistic yet oddly friendly relationship between the two!

I am fascinated by the relationship we see between the two of them. I ship them, because I am always here for this sort of complicated relationship -- calls him "my lad" and orders him around and yet has to trust him with all the workings of the ship. I would totally be done for a happy ending AU in which they don't die! But really, anything's good. Does the general resent the captain for going fishing while the ship is decaying and suffering from mutiny? What's "the General’s iron rule" like? How did we get from "the General who came to me and said: 'my lad'" to "I still hear the General curse me with her choking final breath"?

Juste pour me souvenir - Nolwenn Leroy (Song)
Song + Lyrics (with translation)

I have the totally optional headcanon that this song is in continuity with/after Dans les prisons de Nantes (lyrics + translation) with the singer of this song being the Gaoler's daughter singing to the Prisoner, who I both imagine as female. (I can't find a non-live online source for it, but Rentrer en Bretagne is also part of this set.)

Anyway! I want to know who the singer is singing to. The whole song is so bittersweet. She's singing to someone who ran away (from what? to where?) and who she needs "salt and water on [her] lips" to remember and said person is in "the arms of a siren/mermaid who will sing all night long" so I'm thinking literal transformation into a mermaid. A happy reunion would be delightful! Or what about the "bitter last kiss"? Also feel free to relate this in anyway to Mika's Underwater below.

(Please remember what I said about no drownings.)

Peacemaker - The Mechanisms (Song)

Song + Lyrics

(I know and love the musical this is from, but I am not asking for fic for the musical. Also, I know the song refers to the characters as "Gawain" and "Mordred", but I'll refer to them as "Warmonger" and "Peacemaker" -- and you should feel free to make up your own names for them -- because I am not requesting fic for the musical. PLEASE NO ARTHURIANA.)

I ship it (I'm taking the "dear brother" as metaphorical, not literal). Peacemaker/Warmonger OTP!  I love love love all kinds of complicated relationship and this song hits a lot of my tragic relationships buttons -- and so obviously I want both the story of how this became such a tragedy and the happy ending version! But seriously, how did we get there!

It's so interesting to have "Peacemaker" spit out as an insult on the same level as "Warmonger". Clearly they have opposing goals and why the surprised "are these your friends?" And the bitter melancholy of "Oh, Peacemaker, you have failed." FAILED WHAT? And "is this how you’ll rule?" TELL ME MORE. (I am aware that there are answers in the musical. Don't care, not asking for the musical.)

Tourner dans le vide - Indila (Music Video)
Music Video
+ Lyrics (with translation)

Between the ball, the prince and the burning of the denim jacket at the beginning, I get a massive Cinderella vibe from this vid , but this Cinderella has her own agenda. She's clearly only there for the painting of the sculptor, which isn't really a painting, is it? She refers to him as "my handsome soldier" at one point and then there's the magical realism running through this vid.

Is this a rescue mission gone wrong? Does not!Cinderella reunite with the sculptor after she's a painting too? Does she have magic powers? What are they? How did the sculptor end up in the painting? What's up with the masks on the servants? Or the prince's magical dagger? What's the deal with the prince?

I somehow ended up shipping not!Cinderella/the sculptor/the prince more than any of the composant ships, but seriously, it's all good.

Tous les Mêmes - Stromae (Music Video)
Music Video
+ Lyrics (with translation)

The narrator of the song apparently lives two different lives in which they are two different sexes and switches between the two at will. That is so fascinating and I want all the fic dealing with that!

What's it like to change lives like that? Do his boyfriend and girlfriend know about the other one? Are the dancers other people in the same situation?

It's also interesting how male!narrator is basically everything female!narrator hates about men -- why is that?

Tu vas me manquer - Maitre Gims (Music Video)
Music Video + Lyrics (with translation)

SPACE! I always think of this song as the story of a prison break in space and/or about someone who is waiting for someone who was put into cryosleep and sent out among the stars.

I am basically 100% with any sci-fi stuff you want to use here. What if "I'm losing my words" is literal?

If you go shippy with this one, I have a preference for M/M here.

Underwater - Mika (Music Video)
Music Video
+ Lyrics

Dude in dinky boat with glowy light turns into mermaid! Or something. I'm half-convinced he's returning the glowing thing to the mermaids, but seriously, how did he end up in such a tiny boat in the middle of the ocean?

Who is "the port of [his] call"? What is "the world [he] leave[s] behind" and why is he leaving it behind? The lyric I find most interesting is "put your lips on me and I can live underwater" because how does that work? Or he could be the guy being sung to from Juste pour me souvenir above! That would work amazingly.

(Please remember what I said about no drownings.)

Thank you so much for writing for me!


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