Writing this postdoc proposal is driving me crazy, crazy, I tell you. And it is making my brain want to write fanfic instead, very much indeed. Most of the fanfic ideas I get when I'm trying to do something else are stupid ones that only seem appealing because of the procrastination value, but there's this one I've been swatting around in my head for a while now that I think might be kind of fun.

All right, so. Babylon 5 people out there: would any of you read Minbari worker-caste fic? Not a story just about OCs, but one about how the main characters/conflicts of the main story arcs look to someone(s) in that particular outside position, as narrated by an OC? (An OFC, I'm afraid, but she is totally not a Mary Sue because I don't have sparkling emerald green eyes and magic powers and I am not secretly the daughter of Dukhat and she is so we are like two totally separate people! I kid, I kid. I have her provisionally sketched out already and she's fairly cool, but she is an OFC in a central role, and I know that puts people off.) Think a four-five part equivalent of A View from the Gallery, only not fawningly cringingly awful and with a hefty load of Minbari-focused world-building.

And! Also! People who might be interested in that, do you think there's any possibility for Delenn-Neroon interaction, on the station itself, other than what we saw on screen? This wouldn't usually be challenging, but the scenes they do have together are surprisingly few and don't seem to leave much space for any other interaction that's not of galactic import. And I could do with them having at least the odd conversation, because I want Neroon in this fic sometimes too, but due to my OFC's place in things that won't work unless he's around Delenn. So: might they have spoken occasionally, on whatever grounds? Is it feasible that they'd have met at some point between Legacies and Neroon getting elected/appointed/whatever-they-do to the Grey Council, say? Or after the Grey Council was disbanded? Any scenario would do, as long as it put Neroon on the station without a major station-on-lockdown! event. In short: can I write in a couple of those, or would that come across as stretching canon for the purposes of getting characters I like in the fic? What do you think?

Faith ficathon

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 15:35
[personal profile] darlas_mom  and [personal profile] kangeiko are running a multi-fandom faith ficathon at [profile] ninebillion. If the idea of fanfic about faith and religion appeals to you, I strongly recommend checking this one out before sign-ups close on Friday (FAQ here; sign-ups here). My own requests will be up there soon, but those of you who haven't seen this yet and would be interested in looking closer don't need to abide by my last-minute deadlines! Anyway, enjoy.
eye_of_a_cat: (Delenn)
Look! My fic-writing brain is not entirely rusty! Mostly rusty, yes, but it looks like some parts still turn.

Title: Deceptions
Setting: During S1, 'Legacies'
Characters: Delenn, Lennier, Neroon.
Rating: PG for bodysnatching.

I wrote Alias fic!

Saturday, 9 June 2007 01:54
My fic-writing brain is all rusty these days.

Sydney, set late in Season 4 with spoilers right up until then (and I'm only up to the point where SPOILER ) so it's definitely set no later than that. No spoilers for later, please, kind people). PG-13 for spy-related professional hazards. 792 words.

In a world like hers, you never assume anybody's dead unless you can risk them getting up again. )

Ficathon fic

Tuesday, 21 November 2006 13:27
For [livejournal.com profile] alicamel, for the Babylon 5 Rare Pairings Ficathon (and apologies again for the delay). The prompt was Zack/Byron, pre-series, angsty, without fluff, and perhaps with something about Zack’s backstory, and this got way longer than I’d planned it to but, well, just you try pulling off Zack/Byron in 750 words.

Title: Nostalgia Couldn't Take Care Of Its Own
Pairing: Zack/Byron, pre-series. (Admit it, you’re curious.)
Rating: R-ish, for sex, drugs and bureaucracy.
Spoilers: For Byron’s S5 episodes.
Disclaimer: All belongs to the Great Maker, and none belongs to me. Byron's line about ambition is from an Alexander Pope poem.

Nostalgia Couldn't Take Care Of Its Own )

Some fanfic

Saturday, 3 June 2006 21:53
eye_of_a_cat: (River)
Because it's far too hot to get any work done, I've spent the past few days re-reading about half an Internet worth of bookmarked fanfic. It reminded me that I still had these lying around unfinished from something I was trying a while ago. So, with some final dusting to get them up to shape: four fandoms, four ficlets, all beginning with the same line. Anna Sheridan, Simon and River Tam, Leia Organa, and, er, BSG weirdness. (I don't think anything here would be rated above PG.)


Z Minus (Babylon 5) )

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Firefly) )

The End Of The World Was Long Ago (BSG) )

In Memoriam (Star Wars) )
I was going to ask someone else to pick one, but this fic has been digging claws into my head since I wrote it. So, here you go.

The story is ‘Valen’s Children’, which is here and here (two parts).

Cut for commentary and self-indulgence )

Oh, and:

Tuesday, 1 November 2005 23:29
Ask me what happens after the end of any of my stories, and I'll tell you. Or guess. Or, well, something.

B5 fic

Monday, 19 September 2005 00:33
As promised, with a BSG ficlet still to come.

Title: Missing
Rating: Um. PG?
Spoilers: up to and including Objects at Rest (S5).


Missing )

*collapses*

Thursday, 16 June 2005 23:54
Thesis chapter written (in draft form, anyway) and sent away to supervisor. (And apparently I can't pull off all-nighters any more, and collapse on the keyboard at around 3am. Hm. That's annoying.) I'll have to wait a few weeks to find out what my supervisor thinks of it, but it's possible that for the first time ever I'm actually on schedule with the PhD. This feels weird.

My brain was reluctant to get out of writing mode, so behold: three short ficlets, all about ink. (With apologies in advance for any grave and terrible canon mistakes, since my in-depth knowledge of Star Wars has evaporated long ago, leaving me with nothing but a couple of planet names and a vague feeling that I've got some kind of major issue with the New Jedi Order books.)

Babylon 5 )


Star Wars )


Battlestar Galactica (2003) )

As promised:

Monday, 28 March 2005 20:27
Lennier, religious angst, and gratuitous Easter imagery. Really gratuitous Easter imagery.

Also, cheating a bit on the word count. )

Short fic

Monday, 28 March 2005 10:53
Young Lennier story which I have owed [livejournal.com profile] kakodaimon for about sixteen years, or something close to that. But it's here and finished now, mostly thanks to an otherwise boring train journey and a notebook I forgot I was carrying. See what you think.

Archaeology )
In between trying to prepare a tutorial for a group who won't have done the reading (essays are due in this week) and don't much like poetry anyway, and working out what the weird clicking noise is in the kitchen.

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Tales of War, 2 )
So, um, there was a fic I was working on ages ago that was an AU for Atonement and afterwards, which got put on indefinite hold after the first few chapters last year. Sorry to anyone who was reading it. It wasn't actually forgotten, but every time I tried to write the next chapter it wouldn't work; when I came back to it a couple of weeks ago, I changed the premise a little bit to see what would happen, and now it seems to be going okay. Well, see what you think. Still draft-ish for now.

Rating currently somewhere around PG, no specific warnings, Delenn, Sheridan, Lennier and Atonement stuff. (Chapter 2 done and will be posted later today/tomorrow.)

Tales of War, 1 )

Meme

Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:51
from [livejournal.com profile] deborah_judge:

Ask me one question - any one - about my writing, then post this in your LJ so I can satisfy my curiosity about yours...

Ficlets

Thursday, 6 January 2005 11:23
With thanks for giving me the opportunity to write things I wouldn't usually write and that none of you asked for Byron.

Lochley + teacup, for [livejournal.com profile] selenak:

Left Behind )

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Gimli + elves, for [livejournal.com profile] meg_the_ebmod:

Secrets )

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Grima, for [livejournal.com profile] kakodaimon:

Following )
By my reckoning I have two hours in the next two days when I won't be at work or asleep, and the total time of tidying the house plus packing to go home plus obligatory frantic search for keys/wallet/camera/phone/shoes usually adds up to at least three. Little time left for messing about with LJ, anyway. So I'll just post this early.

[livejournal.com profile] deborah_judge, you wanted Delenn/Lennier?

Title: Sunlight
Disclaimer: Babylon 5, and everything on it, belongs to JMS
Rating: R
Note: Takes place during The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari, with apologies if I've messed up the chronology - my Season 5 videos have long since been lost to grainy static and a failure to write "DO NOT TAPE OVER THIS" clearly enough on the label.

Sunlight )

!!!

Saturday, 4 December 2004 22:47
My supervisor said nice things about my introduction. I'm sure my glee will be shattered once she's read the whole thing (and got over the shock of me handing something in on time), but who cares.

In the grand cause of Not Doing Any Work Until Monday, then: Fic meme )

Fic. Of a sort.

Wednesday, 1 December 2004 15:17
Just got back from a meeting with people from the administration side of the university. I'm organising a postgraduate conference next year, and this means talking to the non-academic departments to get things arranged. They greeted me and Co-Organiser #1 expecting puny students who could be charged a fortune for rooms and catering, and whose complaints could be dismissed with a wave and a sneer. They left cowed and broken. In the words of my co-organiser, when our fellow students eagerly demanded tales of Someone Finally Standing Up To Those Bastards At Catering - "Not really negotiating. More like... Bad Cop, Badder Cop." It was so much fun.

Anyway. I bear no responsibility for what lies beneath the cut, except to say that I'm under a lot of pressure and it was very late at night and, well, it's nearly Christmas.

You'd better watch out... )

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