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Title: Three Fates, Watching
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kangeiko
Fandoms: Star Trek: The Original Series / Blake's 7
Characters: mirror!Kirk, Blake
Rating: PG13
Timelines: Pre-series (mirror!TOS), The Way Back (Blake's 7).
Summary: When Jim Kirk is six years old, his parents make a deal on his behalf.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] multiverse5000, this was ridiculously hard to write, and is possibly version 8 or 9 of attempt 6 to write this story. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] queenspanky and [livejournal.com profile] mizzykitty for their invaluable assistance; if it makes any sense, it is entirely up to their efforts.


Read it here.
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It's reveal day at the remix house! *dances* Firstly, a great big THANK YOU!!! to [livejournal.com profile] selenak who was my remixer, and wrote the splendiferous Burial Ground (The Rambaldi Remix), which gave me shivers. I sorta guessed it was her, actually, 'cause, well, it sounded like her (& how many other people are gonna play with Sloadney??), so, clearly I am win.

Things to cover in this v. exciting post: many things. Many, many things. get a cup of tea, for I shall be waffling for a bit. Nay, a lot. Comfy? Then let us begin:




REMIX REVEAL

My Remix: Frame of Mind (The Eye of the Storm Remix)
| part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 |
Summary: After a dig at Syria Planum goes awry, IPX dispatches a team from its New Technologies division to investigate.
Original Story: Before Any Coming Storms by [livejournal.com profile] aris_writing
The rest of the meta-tastic details )




BOOK REVIEW

The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood

page count: 637 pages

Read more... )




MULTIVERSE FIC

Nope, I'm not doing Multiverse this year. But you should, 'cause it's great fun. Instead, I took one of the unfulfilled requests from previous years and wrote a quick ficlet for it. Just 'cause I can.

Title: Object Recognition
Request: #122 River Tam (Firefly) & Sharon Valerii (BSG 2003)
Summary: She's one of the old models, River can tell that much from sight alone.

Read the fic




I've really disappointed at the low volume of feedback for remix this year, with most stories barely registering as a blip. Come people, get out there and comment!

Harry Potter:
- Dudley Dursley and the Hogwarts Letter (the Top of the Pops Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] kindkit
I think I'm a little in love with this story. I like HP stories looking at some of the forgotten, ignored characters, and this one presents a really interesting look at Dudley. It's an AU - a 'what if it was the Dursleys who died, not the Potters' - and it's fabulous.

Babylon 5:
- Love (The Many Splendoured Mix) by [livejournal.com profile] leyenn
I guessed it was leyenn! *g* The I/T gave it away. This is wonderful, a very fun outsider POV looking at love in its many forms on B5.

ST:VOY:
- Power Corrupts (The Absolute Absolution Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] alara_r
Kes is on trial before the Continuum for an act - of revenge? Or self-protection? Or something else entirely... This story is fabulous, completely in character, and made my P/Q-loving heart jump for joy.

The X-Files:
- All in the Waiting (The Silent Funeral Overture) by [livejournal.com profile] rynne
Mulder/Scully, post-Requiem. He wills her to wait for him. Soft and lovely.




All done! *falls over*
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The first round of reading. Thus far, everything I have come across has been uniformly splendid.

Shore Leave TNG/BSG - Brilliant, simply brilliant. This has a very sympathetic and yet IC Lwaxana, and a deliciously confused Bill Adama. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Lopped-Off Asparagus Spears Futurama/B5. Look at that again. Futurama/B5. Now go read it, because Bender turning up as a present for Londo? Is beyond genius.

That Magical Sum We Were BSG/Doctor Who. It has such a lilting, poetic quality to the phrasing, and it is perfectly in character. Laura Roslin runs into the Doctor. And again. And again.

Multiverse!

Aug. 7th, 2006 12:52 am
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MULTIVERSE IS OPEN!!! *squeees*

I'm not quite sure if the feedback form is working, and I am desperate to leave a note for the lovely person who wrote Strangers in Familiar Places for me - thank you thank you thank you, I love it!!

Ooooh, I am going to have a lovely week reading up on my space shows, aren't I? *bounce*

In other news, I am still over the moon about the splendid birthday party I had yesterday, wherein we had afternoon tea and cake at the Berkeley's Caramel Tea-Room, and followed by drinks in the Blue Room. Tea was drunk. Fans were fluttered. The boys were kitted out in their finest suits. The girls were resplendent in silks and gorgeous shoes. Ooooh, my friends are so beautiful! *coos happily* And my present - wait for it - is a day at a spa!! Add to this the trip to Rome that my parents sprung for, and this is officially the bestest birthday present collection ever!! *coos*

Sewing!foo

Jul. 16th, 2006 10:52 pm
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Today was spent sewing various bits and pieces for several people's Maelstrom costumes. Don't ask me what maelstrom is, I don't know, only that it involves costumes. And camping. So I have been fiddling with the ready-made kimono-style robes [livejournal.com profile] athena25 ordered a week or so ago - seeing as how they are made for someone six sizes larger than she is - and, having taken them in by 16 metres, I made insta!obi today. Insta!obi is just like regular obi, except that one has to be able to put it on without it taking six days, i.e. I'd have to cheat. Some hooks and eyes and bubble wrap later (don't ask) I had an obi that would maintain the correct box-shaped bow on the back and yet would be simple enough to put on. I is win.

I also made a medieval tunic and an ankle-length cloak for Fliss's outfit. I am so win I do not have the words. To cap off the win, I took up the new trousers I'd bought so I could actually wear them. Why are all trousers made with an inside leg measurement of 4586452629inches? Why? Anyway. All fixed now.

Did I mention the sewing!foo? Oh yes.

I also finished Multiverse. That was... less successful. *frown*

Gonna go bed now, but before I do, why did no one tell me of the pretty that is jack davenport? bad flist. no cookie.
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So, I have this kick-ass idea for what I want to do for Multiverse only, like last year, it's sort of looking at me and going, "wahey, you could write a book! You totally could!" And I am forced to beat my brains out against the nearest wall.

Anyway. Like New Year's Resolutions, only these are things I hope to actually keep for the rest of the year -

10 Fandom-related things Victoria will not do this year:

Read more... )

And if I don't stick to them, you are fully entitled to hit me with things.
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Go here and gorge yourself on fabulous fic.

I shall attempt to write up a few recs this evening, as I am covered in oven cleaner at the moment and it rather stings. However! I want to thank the mystery author who wrote In The Shadows for me, which is gloriously dark and frightening. Q and corrupted!Picard and Lyta Alexander. *shivers*

Will write more later. Must go salvage some limbs.

Multiverse

Aug. 21st, 2005 11:27 pm
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It's done.

And I only had to cut a full third out after the final beta. *is very dead*

One day, I may take the concept and give it the novella it's been demanding.

Also? I have the plague. As does [livejournal.com profile] athena25. This is a plague house. Bleargh. Not so much insomnia, then, as inability to draw breath without wheezing and expectorating a lung.

*cough*
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So I was sweating blood over my Multiverse fic last night, when [livejournal.com profile] athena25 said, “you’re very emotionally involved with it.” To which I barely managed to stop myself from snapping back, “don’t be bloody ridiculous.”

I freely confess that I am emotionally involved in the writing process. If I just write 1-5K words of any old thing whilst drunk, it doesn’t have the same impact on me as writing 1-5K carefully-thought out words that have been edited and ripped to shreds. I might say, “oh, here’s a wee thing I just knocked out,” but by that I mean, “here’s something that has not undergone three weeks of rigorous editing and red ink but has instead been merely read through by myself – several times and with much agonising.” I do not mean, “I wrote it three seconds ago, I haven’t read it through, and I don’t give a toss whether it’s all spelled correctly or not.” Pride in the writing process is just like diligence in personal hygiene: it’s unseemly to suffer a lack.

Similarly to personal hygiene, of course, it is also unseemly to take pride in the finished product, for it is vanity. Vanity is not our friend. Vanity makes us think that our work is our baby, and every criticism is thus a personal attack. Vanity leads to arrogance and also to hysterical on-line fits, and that is clearly the Dark Side.

Regarding Multiverse, I am very emotionally involved in writing this fic, despite (because of?) the fact that it is now officially Late. It therefore has to simply glow with the sheer amount of effort I have put into it. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the finished product is going to be any good, but it should be as polished as I can possibly make it, given the original premise and any turns of phrase that I can manufacture that are not too hideous. So what does this ‘effort’ actually involve? For this fic:

Genius at work )

Approximately half the fic is in a state where I am comfortable submitting it. Unfortunately, the key emotional scene (tm) is still missing. I will be sweating blood and tears over it until it is fucking done, and that does not mean that it’ll be good; it means that it’ll be polished.

It’s not an obsession. It’s dedication.
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The [livejournal.com profile] merry_smutmas sign-ups came and went - as I had worried, they came and went without me. *cries a little*

Some days I hate being in a different timezone. :( What's especially frustrating is that I checked just before going to bed last night, and by the time I looked this morning, it had all happened. How?? *sigh*

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cjmarlowe for writing me that note, otherwise i probably wouldn't have even know until much, much later.

*upset face*

Well, it just means that I'm likely not doing anything for HP this year, as I am sorely out of inspiration for anything following the HBP. The up-side is that I get to take part in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, which I didn't have time for last year, and actually do some other multi-fandom challenges. So, all is not lost.

Last night - oh dear lord. Someone - and I am not pointing any fingers, but I am looking in [livejournal.com profile] athena25's direction - plied me with drink. A small marching band is practising their repertoire in my head this morning. *clutches temples*

On the other hand, we had Ye Olde Bedlam Crowd over for drinks and dinner, and did I mention the dri nks? Yes. Wine, champagne, and some sort of Hungarian sherry thing for which I blame [livejournal.com profile] wingsmith (token Young'Un).

I'm going to drink some water and work on my Multiverse fic some more.

Thought - seeing as I am massively bereft of HP-related funness, anyone want to help me out by reading over / editing my Multiverse submission? It's about 2/3 done, but really needs a good kick up the arse. Fandoms are... well, if you read my lj you'll probably be familiar with them. Any takers? *hopeful*
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Motherfucking cuntrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had the entire first part of my fucking multiverse story all written up but you fucking wiped it you stupid piece of lj trash!!!!!!!! AAAARGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*stabs eyeballs*

12.19am ETA: ok, so i reconstructed most of it. I hope. there are definitely some lovely turns of phrase that are lost forever, damn lj to the seventh pit of hell. may pitchforks be forever lodged in your lj-arsehole and celine dion play on your lj-radio.

and now, to bed. a mere two hours later than intended. *ded*

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