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Fic/Vid Masterlist



Hello! Look, there is a journal here. It contains much random blather, most of which is not friendslocked. I have no particular friending policy. Lurk, comment, whatever. It's all good. :D

It's possible you're just stopping by for the fanfic and vids. In which case, might I direct you to a masterlist? Also: I give blanket permission to podfic, remix, translate, or otherwise do anything creative based upon any of my works. Just please drop me a note letting me know so that I can point and squee. what you see is what you get )


X-Men Movieverse )


Marvel Cinematic Universe )


Doctor Who/Torchwood )


Multifandom Vids )


Good Omens )


Mad Max: Fury Road )


Queer As Folk UK )


Avatar: the Last Airbender )


Band of Brothers )


Buffy the Vampire Slayer )


Harry Potter )


His Dark Materials )


History Boys )


Inception )


Merlin )


Star Trek )


Miscellaneous )
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Festivids reveals! I can't believe I got lucky enough to match with [personal profile] such_heights, because man, there is no one I would rather make a vid for. ♥

Also, obvious reveal is obvious. A Vienna Teng vid? By me? You don't say.


Let Me Go
edited by kaydee falls

fandom: Moana
music: "Copenhagen (Let Me Go)", by Vienna Teng
summary: Lock our eyes on distant horizons -- Moana, coming into her own.
download: Mediafire (.mov, 122 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.



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JUMPING RIGHT ON AHEAD with [community profile] snowflake_challenge

Challenge #8: Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.

Aw yeah, this is MUCH better than self-promoting. I'm just gonna dive into my AO3 bookmarks and pick out a few of the fics that I go back to reread over and over and over again. (I rarely bookmark, mostly because it doesn't usually occur to me and not because there shouldn't be lots of other excellent fics on this list, but if you want a super eclectic assortment of awesome fic in a wide variety of fandoms, this is what I've got.)

Um, clearly good characterization is my bulletproof kink, because that's pretty much the only thing these all have in common. That, and longer/plottier fic, as a general rule.

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, by which I mean in reverse order of when I happened to bookmark them:

Ordinary Numbers by BootsnBlossoms & Kryptaria
James Bond (movies), James Bond/Q
Summary: More than anything, Mike Taylor wanted to be ordinary. Being a genius, he learned early in life, meant people expected too much. A career at the MI6 Help Desk seemed the perfect way to guarantee a lifetime of obscurity, until he got a very unusual tech support call.
Why I like it: it's just very clever! Tech support!Q is delightfully snarky. The slow burn of their weird friendship-into-relationship-without-actually-meeting fills me with joy. And when the AU element finally transitions into canon, it's an excellent payoff. I reread this every time I'm in a 00Q mood, so, like...several times a year.

The Buried Treasure Racket by Dorinda
The Sting, Henry Gondorff/Johnny Hooker
Summary: After the events of the movie, Henry and Johnny take it on the lam, and run smack into a few complications and a few revelations.
Why I like it: YES I AM RECCING A FIC FOR THE STING. I do what I want. Look, this is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I absolutely request it every single goddamn year for Yuletide, because boy howdy, if this movie had come out in the past ten years, slash fandom would've been ALL OVER IT. And this is hands down the best Henry/Johnny fic I've ever read. The characters are spot-on, the con they run is exquisitely clever, and obvs the romance is A+. This is the sequel we deserved. (And if you haven't seen The Sting, GO WATCH IT NOW. RIGHT NOW. Charming, clever con artist movie with peak Robert Redford & Paul Newman.)

26 Pieces by Lanning
Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock/John
Summary: Mycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn't simple.
Why I like it: Ah, the golden era of Sherlock fic, when we only had one series to go by and the actual show hadn't tanked spectacularly yet. This is a fun little mystery with excellent characterization, and a great use of the hurt/comfort trope (which is one of my faves when done right). A bit more torture than I usually prefer, but handled well and never feels like whump for the sake of whump, and I just...really like the way they write these characters.

The Sparrowkeet Series by audreyii_fic
Avatar: the Last Airbender, Katara/Zuko
Summary: Ba Sing Se has fallen and Katara has been captured by the Fire Nation; a more adult take on the potential progression of S3. AU series of interconnected one-shots. Zutara.
Why I like it: This fic proves that ANY trope can be golden in the hands of a good writer. She tags it as "mildly dubious consent", which I agree with, and it's also underage (Katara is 15, Zuko 17, as per canon). Normally neither of these aspects appeal to me. This fic is the exception. Every single character feels 100% true to their canon characterization plus, you know, what actual teenagers are like (as opposed to the sanitized Nickelodeon children's TV version). Her Sokka voice, in particular, is hilarious and dead-on. And while the first fic in this series has sexual content (though not terribly explicit, IMO), honestly, the majority is about how all of these characters grow and evolve as people with the AU turn from the end of S2, and I honestly think the way she handles Aang's character arc through the final showdown with Ozai is smarter and more resonant than how the show handled it.

Time To Grow by zarah5
X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Summary: In which you'll find chess dates which aren't dates (or maybe Charles is wrong about that). -- Based on First Class, this turns (slightly) AU during the beach scene.
Why I like it: The definitive XMFC fix-it fic. Gorgeous characterization, particularly of Charles. Just...so, so good. This is how I want to believe the movie ended.


Gonna stop there. There are so, so many more good fics out there. I should do a real reclist one of these days.
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Time to cringe my way through the next [community profile] snowflake_challenge.


Challenge #7: Promote/Rec/Sing the Praises of Yourself!

In RL, I may no longer be an active stage manager for the most part, but dangnabbit, I can still manage a stage excellently when called upon to do so.

I'm a very quick learner, and good at keeping buckets of info in my head at all times. This is part of what makes me a pretty good stage manager, and tends to be useful at work in general. It also comes in handy for trivia, as long as the trivia is related to things I actually find interesting and not, like, sports or popular music.

Switching over to fandom: well, I do genuinely like my own fics and vids? I mean, I very much write for myself at this point, so as long as I continue entertaining myself, it's just bonus awesomeness when other people enjoy it, too.

Reccing myself awkwardly:

Boden's Mate (X-Men/Inception, primarily Erik/Charles) is probably what I'm best known for, and I'm still really proud of it. Look, plot! I like plot.

she's the one that they call old whatsername (Star Trek Reboot, girl!Kirk/Spock) is my personal favorite thing I've ever written. And while I have next to nothing in common with Kirk in any incarnation, if you want to know how my brain works and what my internal narrator sounds like, that's the fic to read. (Or, um, any scenes narrated by Alex in the Boden's Mate 'verse, for that matter.)

In terms of vidding, The Hymn of Acxiom (MCU, Bucky) is my personal favorite vid. The lyrics are just so eerie and well-suited to the Winter Soldier.

I also think Die Young (Buffy, ensemble) is one of my better vids. Because, like -- that's it. That's the show.

And lastly, what the hell, I spent pretty much all of 2019 working on The Conspirator's Gift (X-Men, Charles/Erik), and if I can't rec my own obscure medieval mystery AU, who else will?
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...posting regularly is the real challenge for me.

Snowflake #5 was to comment/introduce yourself to someone you've never interacted with before, so I'm gonna force myself to actually COMMENT on one of the fics I read this week instead of just doing my usual kudos-and-run thing, because let's be real, as a writer/vidder who loves receiving any and all comments, it is HELLA hypocritical of me to so rarely leave any myself. I need to be better about that. So, that.

Snowflake #6: In your own space, make a list — anything between one and ten things is a sweet spot, but don't feel constrained by that! - of things that you wish existed in fandom or elsewhere, or that you'd like someone to make for you.

Hmmm. I'm kinda stuck on this one. But if you have any post-ROS Finn/Poe(/Rey) recs, I would love those! Nearly all the fics I've been mainlining so far in this pairing were written post-TFA, and while I have zero complaints about those, I'd love to read some that take the more recent movies into account as well.

Also, I've been feeling some intense small-fandom fondness/nostalgia, so I will put out into the world that if anyone wants to write or rec me some good History Boys (particularly Scripps/Posner) or Band of Brothers (Winters/Nixon), that would ALWAYS be awesome.

And last but not least, what are some good femslash fandoms these days? It's dumb that the vast majority of my OTPs are all dudes (and mostly white, sigh, with the notable exception of Finn/Poe), but that's primarily a reflection on the canons themselves. (Like, BoB is amazeballs, but it's not like I've got any real femslash options there, you know?) Lately I've been trying to avoid new media where the vast majority of the canon characters are straight white men, so I need something new to get into. Any recs?
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Festivids done! Just need to wait for the video to upload, yay. While that's happening -- doubling up on my [community profile] snowflake_challenge to catch up, and also because I got nothing for #3.

Challenge #3: Pimp Your Favorite Communities, Fests or Challenges!

Um...[community profile] yuletide? That's all I've got right now. So hey, pimp ME your favorite community, fest, or challenge, because clearly I need to expand my fandom horizons!

Moving smartly along...


Challenge #4: In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I am soooo bad at new year's resolutions. But here we go anyway.

So my goal is to roughly match my 2019 word count again in 2020 -- let's say 100k words cumulative. That's...ugh, a lot, now that I look at it. Especially if I don't find another Big Bang to force the fic out. But my "normal" fics tend to hover around 10k words these days, so that's like...ten normal fics. Or one big fic and a handful of shorter ones. Maybe doable? Hey, gotta aim high, I guess. That way, even if I don't quite hit it, at least I'll have something to show for the year.

My RL is actually holding fairly steady of late, so I don't feel a particular need to set a personal goal right now. I do better when I just sorta roll with the circumstances.
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Slowly but surely...

[community profile] snowflake_challenge Challenge #2: In your own space, talk about your fannish history.

I feel like I talk about this too much! Except for how I haven't posted regularly in like four years. So let's see if I can get this into some kind of order. there is too much. let me sum up. )
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I've been really enjoying reading people's [community profile] snowflake_challenge posts, which I vaguely recall enjoying in years past as well. So maybe I should try it myself? Forcing myself to write anything on the regular is probably not a bad plan.

So: Challenge #1 - In your own space, introduce yourself!

Hi! I've been kaydee falls in online fandom since...uh, 1998 or thereabouts. And because I am a stubborn little shit, I still use the fannish name I created for myself at age thirteen, which. Well. Thanks, bb!kaydee, for not going with something like MuldersBae85, present!kaydee appreciates it. There is still X-Files and RENT fic associated with this handle somewhere in the darkest reaches of Gossamer and ff.net. We all just kind of magnanimously agree not to acknowledge it.

In RL, I'm a white cis Jewish lesbian New Yorker with a purple streak in my hair, because I've given up and embraced the stereotype. Also, married. Lapsed professional theater stage manager, currently managing the donor database of a large civil rights non-profit instead.

In fandom, I write fic and make vids. Nowhere near as frequently as I used to, but hey, 2019 was like my big fandom comeback (by which I mean, I actually completed new content -- five fics! two vids!), so here's hoping that continues, because I really missed being creative in the few years prior. Even when I'm not doing much creating myself, though, I am always, always reading fic. Just constantly.

I cycle unpredictably through fandoms as a reader, tend to go on extended kicks of pairings for a few weeks before jumping on to the next (or, more accurately, back to the old). Right now I'm mainlining Finn/Poe (Star Wars) like nobody's business. Also recently cycled intensely through 00Q and Arthur/Eames and Zuko/Katara, none of which I have actually written (well, a bit of Inception when it first came out, but other than that). Writing-wise, lately I've been hovering around my comfort zone of Marvel in general (MCU and/or X-Men), and that will likely continue, but who knows? There's a potential FinnPoe fic knocking around my brain, and hey, I certainly never predicted Good Omens this time last year. (Also, just watched new ep of Doctor Who like an hour ago and BOY HOWDY am I re-invested.) Vids tend to be more random, fandom-wise, and less OTP-centric. I should probably go finish my Festivid now. So...yeah.

And that's me, I guess?

yuletide!

Jan. 1st, 2020 03:19 pm
kaydeefalls: rose/ten outside TARDIS, looking up into the sky (infinite possibilities)
Happy new year! As always, may it be better. Just better.

I did commit Yuletide this year, so here's the obligatory post-reveals posting of fic. I matched on three out of four of my recipient's requested fandoms, which was fun because I could actually pick the one that most spoke to me, instead of the usual having no choice. Of the MCU, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that Captain Marvel remained small enough to qualify for Yuletide -- I really hope that won't be the case next year!

There's more of my RL relationship with my wife in this particular fic than usually creeps into my writing, and she totally called me on it when she read it. But that's okay.


The Tesseract's Wife (3771 words) by kaydeefalls
Fandom: Captain Marvel (2019)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carol Danvers/Maria Rambeau
Characters: Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau
Additional Tags: Family Feels, Pre-Canon, Post-Canon, Non-Linear Narrative, Lesbians in Space, POV Female Character, POV Character of Color, Misses Clause Challenge, Romance, A Wrinkle in Time References, Mothers and Daughters
Summary:

A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points: non-linear snapshots of a love story.

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Alright, here's one holiday challenge down, two to go. (I did in fact finish my Yuletide fic by deadline, yay.)


what a way to make a livin' (10107 words) by kaydeefalls
Fandom: X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies), X-Men (Movieverse), Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Tony Stark, Armando Muñoz, Pepper Potts, Emma Frost, Raven | Mystique
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Emotionally Constipated Erik Lehnsherr, Alternate Universe - Corporate, Mutual Pining, First Time, Erik Lehnsherr Being an Asshole, Honestly Charles What Are You Thinking, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Canon Disabled Character, Romantic Comedy
Summary:

According to his profile in Forbes Magazine, Erik Lehnsherr is a "visionary polymath engineer with strong strategic goals and reputation for being simultaneously difficult to work with and highly respected by his employees; however, potential investors are often put off by his extremist views on mutant rights, which gave MagneTech a rocky opening on the markets after going public in 2015."

According to Charles's sister, after listening to him rant about his boss Erik for twenty solid minutes: "Oh, my god, you want to bone him so bad."

(Erik is a high-powered CEO. Charles is his long-suffering PA. Tony Stark is shaking up their industry. It all goes about as well as you might expect.)

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Wait, you mean I actually have to write my Yuletide fic? Huh.

I still have 3 days 8 hours 2 minutes, so I'm great, really.

(I signed up for more holiday challenges than I should have. By which I mean three. That was definitely more than I should have. But pulling several all-nighters managed to make a Secret Mutant fic happen by deadline, so, you know, one down. And Festivids isn't due until mid-January, that's YONKS AND YONKS of time.)
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Happy almost Halloween! Have a tribute to my favorite witch.


This Is Your Life
edited by kaydee falls

fandom: Good Omens
music: "This Is Your Life", by the Killers
summary: You gotta be stronger than the story. An Anathema Device vid.
download: Mediafire (.mov, 135 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.



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Specifically, the time of year where I dredge up my old "Dear Yuletide writer" letters from many years hence and more or less copy & paste it here.

DEAR YULEBAT:

Basically, you are awesome. Because there is nothing about the fandoms I requested that I don't love. More importantly, there are no characters in any of these fandoms that I don't love with an all-consuming passion, because seriously, THEY ARE ALL AMAZING AND BRILLIANT AND SPARKLY. I don't care, I love them all.

So here are some quick and dirty things that I like and don't like in fics in general:

LIKES: witty banter, wacky hijinks, random shenanigans, everyone being a BAMF in their own particular way, long plotty fics, quick incisive character studies, romance, friendship, TEAMS, ensemble casts, happy (or realistic but generally hopeful) endings, first time fic of any rating.

DISLIKES: torture porn, excessive angst, excessive schmoop, mpreg, hardcore kink, kid!fic, character bashing of any kind, humiliation, death!fic.

But really, my dear author, I'm pretty easy. As long as you avoid the "dislikes" list, write whatever suits you and the fandom and the story you want to tell, and I will LOVE it. Sure, I'm a fan of happy-ish endings, but if you want to break my heart instead? Go right ahead and shatter it into a million pieces, it's all good. The "likes" list are by no means mandatory in any way, write what you want, I have complete faith in you.

Yay Yuletide!
kaydeefalls: charles looking at erik with hearts in his eyes omg (charles/erik)
For the roughly 50% of you (based on my highly unscientific poll a few weeks ago) who prefer to wait until a fic is complete before starting to read it -- which includes, y'know, me -- reposting fic link here now that I've uploaded the full thing to AO3:

The Conspirator's Gift (80659 words) by kaydeefalls
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy, Armando Muñoz, Raven | Mystique, Moira MacTaggert, Remy LeBeau, Tony Stark, Bobby Drake, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Obadiah Stane, Alex Summers, Emma Frost, Angel Salvadore, Janos Quested, Cain Marko
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medieval, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Murder Mystery, Slow Burn, Historical Fantasy, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Pastiche, Plotty, Ensemble Cast, medieval warfare, Action & Romance
Summary: Medieval mystery AU. In the aftermath of a bloody siege during the 12th-century English Anarchy, the monk Henry and tradesman Erik discover evidence of murder: one corpse too many hidden among the fallen rebels. To see justice done, Erik must tread carefully through the conflicting and treacherous loyalties of civil war, as well as the potentially dangerous schemes of the enigmatic young Lord Xavier.

Posting chapter by chapter was an interesting experiment! I doubt I'll do that again -- and normally wouldn't, except that the structure of this particular murder mystery fic did lend itself well to a more serialized posting format -- but it was fun to try.

Now that I'm actually back in the habit of writing regularly, it's been weird to come to a stop. I've got another random fusion AU I'm starting to tinker around with, because I may as well embrace the fact that my inner fangirl is now stuck in X-Men fandom circa 2012/13 and has no particular interest in moving on. At least I'm entertaining myself, right?
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Shana Tova! I'm on vacation in Quebec! It's pretty! Also, have a fic!

(I'm gonna be posting this one chapter per day until it's done, but won't spam this DW -- just gonna post the first chapter here now and come back with the link again at the end for when it's complete.)

The Conspirator's Gift (8799 words) by kaydeefalls
Chapters: 1/11
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy, Armando Muñoz, Raven | Mystique, Moira MacTaggert, Remy LeBeau, Tony Stark, Bobby Drake, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Obadiah Stane, Alex Summers, Emma Frost, Angel Salvadore, Janos Quested
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medieval, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Murder Mystery, Slow Burn, Historical Fantasy, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Pastiche, Plotty, Ensemble Cast, medieval warfare, Action & Romance
Summary: Medieval mystery AU. In the aftermath of a bloody siege during the 12th-century English Anarchy, the monk Henry and tradesman Erik discover evidence of murder: one corpse too many hidden among the fallen rebels. To see justice done, Erik must tread carefully through the conflicting and treacherous loyalties of civil war, as well as the potentially dangerous schemes of the enigmatic young Lord Xavier.
kaydeefalls: charles looking at erik with hearts in his eyes omg (charles/erik)
X-Men medieval AU fic is just shy of 80k words and it is a COMPLETE DRAFT Y'ALL.

*faceplants*

I was averaging about 10k words per week there for the month of August, what the everloving fuck. And then of course it took me two weeks just to write the last damn scene. But it is COMPLETE. I do not say that it is done, because my most excellent betas get to pick it apart some more now, and I already know I've got some serious revising to do in the earlier chapters. But still. \o/

Related to this, I have a genuine question for my fellow readers of longfic. I'm at the point where I vastly prefer reading longer fics, because I love having some actual plot mixed in with my ship of choice (and also, if I'm enjoying a story, I want to be able to really settle into it). I'm less fond of reading active WIPs, because I've been burned too many times by unfinished stories, and even when I know a fic is complete, I'll generally wait until the entirety has been posted before I dive in so that I can enjoy it at my own pace rather than the author's. However! I have also noticed that many readers seem to prefer for longer fics to be posted chapter by chapter, and it does seem to help build up interest in a fic -- if nothing else, it keeps bumping the fic back up to the top of the recent AO3 results list.

So I'm curious. Which method of posting fic do you, as a reader, prefer? All at once, or chapter by chapter? Or something else entirely?
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I am the awkwardest of awkward turtles when it comes to asking friends to beta my fics, and that was true when I was still posting fic on the regular and had a handful of awesome prior betas who I felt semi-comfortable actually asking for help. But I would feel super intrusive poking anyone individually at this point and being like HI I KNOW WE HAVEN'T REALLY SPOKEN IN THREE YEARS AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN IN THIS FANDOM ANYMORE BUT WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO READ MY VERY LONG FIC AND GIVE ME NOTES ON HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER.

It's just always gonna be an awkward situation, you know?

So, uh, let's try the ol' DW circle and see what happens. Would anyone be willing to beta the X-Men medieval mystery AU I've been wittering on about?

It's currently 55k words and counting. My best guess is that it'll hit about 75k total, but who the fuck knows at this point. I have a "deadline" of next weekend to finish the first draft, but even though I really don't expect to make that happen, I do anticipate being done within the next few weeks and have been pushing myself hard in a desperate bid to get the damn thing finished. Figured I'd better start looking for a beta sooner rather than later, given the length of it.

Charles/Erik as the primary pairing on the slow burn, but more about plot and ensemble than the romantic element. Also features Raven, Hank, Darwin, Alex, Moira, Tony Stark (because reasons), and Gambit (how has he not been in any of the damn movies yet? That awful first Wolverine movie DOES NOT COUNT), and some other cameos as well. I've never tried to write a murder mystery before, so mostly I need a beta to help me make sure the flow of the plot works. I'm good with SPAG on my own, just need another set of eyes on the damn thing letting me know what is or isn't working.

I will very gladly return the beta favor (fics and/or vids), or, like, write or vid you a thing of your choice in recompense.

If you're not interested but have any suggestions about where one finds betas in fandom these days (Discord? Tumblr? IDK), I would very much welcome that advice as well!
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Everything is Good Omens and nothing hurts. Look, it's the hot summer fandom and I'm certainly not going to resist, especially if I can get my history nerd on.

some of us are looking at the stars (8242 words) by kaydeefalls
Fandom: Good Omens (TV), Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aziraphale/Crowley (Good Omens)
Characters: Aziraphale (Good Omens), Crowley (Good Omens)
Additional Tags: implied Aziraphale/others and Crowley/others, Genderfluid Crowley, discussions about gender and sexuality, Queer History, References to Oscar Wilde, Eleanor of Aquitaine - Freeform, Richard the Lionheart - Freeform, wilfred owen - Freeform, Johannes Gutenberg, Mutual Pining, Slow Burn, Friends to Lovers, Oblivious Aziraphale (Good Omens), Historical Figures, Ineffable Husbands (Good Omens), First Kiss, so much faffing about history, Post-Canon, Making an Effort (Good Omens)
Summary: Five humans who were worth making an Effort for, and someone else worth quite a bit more than that.
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The Good Omens miniseries is my fannish happy place right now. I loved it so much. I've loved the book since I first read it in high school (and have reread it many times), and this adaptation just makes me so freaking happy I can't even. It is imperfect, like all adaptations, but I have zero interest in nitpicking the imperfections because I just want to bask in the glory that is Aziraphale and Crowley's flawless queer relationship of absolute joy and delight forever. (I am content with any and all interpretations of it, since angels & demons are functionally agender and quite possibly asexual, but no matter how you swing it, their love is queer as fuck and it is glorious.)

Also, I was quite fond of the Them, and Anathema's unapologetic weirdness, and all the Horsemen but particularly nonbinary Pollution, and of course Frances McDormand is God, and just...everything. JOY AND DELIGHT FOREVER.

Never really got into the GO fandom, because for me the book is borderline perfect and I've never needed anything further, but I've been dipping my toe into reading GO fic now and it's a lovely passing fancy. I've just had such complicated relationships with my current fandoms lately (Endgame was such emotional whiplash, in particular, between the stuff I LOVED and the stuff I HATED, but also Game of Thrones going out on such a shitty season that retroactively soured me on the books, too) that it's nice to have something that brings me such pure, uncomplicated joy. ♥
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So I took a couple weeks' break from working on the X-Men big bang in order to process some of my feelings about Steve Rogers and Endgame.

Anyway, here's Wonderwall.

how much was mine to keep (8640 words) by kaydeefalls
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes & Peggy Carter
Additional Tags: Post-Avengers: Endgame (Movie), Fix-It, Post-Canon Fix-It, Time Travel, World War II, Polyamorous Character, Bisexual Steve Rogers, Angst with a Happy Ending, Peggy has agency too
Summary: Peggy's face in the compass, always pointing the way to true north, and Steve has long since lost any other sense of direction. Bucky knows what he's gonna do with the time machine even before Steve does, probably. He can't blame him. The post-Endgame fix-it in which Bucky gets a time machine of his own, Steve gets a chance to process his trauma, and Peggy gets a say in the matter, too.

Happy Memorial Day.
kaydeefalls: bucky & steve in the snow (winter is coming)
I have some MCU worldbuilding thoughts. They are fairly dystopian.

MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME. SERIOUSLY. )
kaydeefalls: drunk!raven pointing at YOU (queen's gambit)
Well, I've written a full chapter of the Charles/Erik medieval mystery AU, god help me, and it's just shy of 9k words so far. Because you know what's smart, when you haven't been writing fic for years, is to try to write some kind of novella-length epic.

I did sign up for a Big Bang challenge, just because I perform better with deadlines and peer pressure. But I'm doing that weird flailing-into-the-void thing that happens when you're working on a longer fic (and emphatically not posting as I go, because I have Learned My Lesson about that due to how it took me three years to finish that one fic). Writing is hard, guys. I feel like I used to be better at this.

...yeah, I'm just here to whinge about it, really. But also sort of celebrate? Because 9k words, and that's still 9k words more than I've written on anything else in like four years. So, progress, I guess.
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I'm baking hamentaschen because it's almost Purim (which, as a non-practicing Jew, mostly means that it's an excellent excuse to bake hamentaschen), but I always forget that the dough needs to sit in the fridge for an hour before baking, so! To fill the time, here's a meme taken from [personal profile] musesfool.

It makes me feel very self-conscious to post a fic meme when it's been years since I've written anything more than Yuletide, but I'm trying my best to get into the habit of writing again (I have a WIP that is now actively in progress! I've written like 4k words so far! Baby steps!), so a little navel-gazing might not be a bad thing, if just for my own brain.

"If your fic were an album, what would the track list be?" meme.

1. The popular, catchy one: Logical Deduction (HP, Sirius/Remus) - It cracks me up that this has stealthily crept up to be my second most popular fic on AO3 (by kudos). It's such a silly, fluffy thing -- and more than ten years old! Definitely not what I'd consider my best writing, not by a long shot. But I guess that silliness is what made it catchy.

2. The obscure early one no one bought at the time: how the west was won (XMFC, Angel) - Fandom has become much more interested in stories about women in the past few years, it seems. And that's only for the good. (Angel was never a popular character in XMFC anyway, so I doubt this ever would have found much of an audience.)

3. The "experimental" one, written when you were possibly on some substance: 9 Strangely Arousing Things In Doctor Who (Cracked: After Hours) - In fairness, I was just doing my best to recreate the style of the webseries, which definitely involved some questionable substances. It still makes me giggle, though.

4. The slushy one: Celestial Navigation (XMFC, Charles/Erik) - Baby!Storm makes it snow so that Charles and Erik can have a silly snowball fight and then kiss. LITERAL SLUSH.

5. The brash, loud one, mid album: she's the one that they call old whatsername (Star Trek reboot, girl!Kirk/Spock) - and not just because of the Green Day title. I mean, it's Captain Kirk. The genderswap doesn't exactly quiet her down.

6. The one born of your depressive introspection: leave your life open (you don't have to hide) (MCU, Steve/Bucky) - Accurate description, and I'm sorry. I'm still not sure that I ever should have posted this fic.

7. The bitter one about your ex/former manager/cat: Kübler-Ross's Fifth (Torchwood, Tosh & Ianto) - More grief than bitterness, I think, but there was some bitterness in this particular grief. This was my goodbye to Torchwood as a fandom, some time after I'd already "broken up" with it. I'm oddly fond of this quiet little story, though.

8. The one only you like, you insular weirdo: tell them I ain't coming back (XMFC/Firefly, Darwin/Alex) - I love my weird little Firefly fusion 'verse. I will never not love it. I may even finish the series someday, and only like five other people will ever read it, and I don't even care.

9. The genre-hopping crossover hit: Boden's Mate (XMFC/Inception, Charles/Erik) - The crossover that DID get super popular, super fast.

10. The one where you tried to be "modern": Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart (Inception, Arthur/Eames) - IDK if it quite fits the category, but it was a weird one -- intentionally so, because of the disorienting quality of dreamsharing. So I guess that counts?

11. The anthemic final track: The Rose of Jericho (Torchwood, Jack/Ianto) - Well, it was certainly my anthemic final track for Torchwood (and the Whoniverse at large) in a lot of ways. And I'm still really proud of it. So while it feels less relevant than some of my more recent work, I think this fits.

oops.

Feb. 12th, 2019 07:34 pm
kaydeefalls: charles looking at erik with hearts in his eyes omg (charles/erik)
I seem to have accidentally started plotting out a fusion/pastiche AU that literally no one has ever wanted, but what the hell. If I actually manage to finish and post a fic that isn't Yuletide for the first time in almost four years, it will be worth it even if no one but my wife will ever read it.

This post brought to you by the Brother Cadfael series, which I've been gradually rereading in its entirety for the past few months and, apparently, I'm now gonna Cherik it like it's 2011. Because what the X-Men fandom needs is a medieval mystery AU, obviously.

*facepalm*

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