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So I'm working on the antepenultimate chapter of Where the Heart Is and I just found out that Côte d’Ivoire is in the northern hemisphere.

I went back over the previously posted chapters and I don't think I actually wrote anything incorrect. The 2nd sentence of the fic says "the very notion of a White Christmas seems more than a little alien" but that'd still be true no matter what.

But, still. Obviously with a fic like this one worries about being unintentionally appropriative--or at least more so than the source canon itself commits one to--but it never occurred to me that I might put a country in the wrong frakking hemisphere.

Oh, well. Disaster averted.

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Posted: 3 Jul 14 16:00 • Comments
Hey there!

I love children's lit because it is so what I call will-to-poweriness or the adolescent fantasy, as I discuss at length in this post from 2006. I'm particularly fond of female protagonists, and female children and teenagers who prove themselves to be the equals (or betters) to adults because they are just that awesome are some of my favorite people to read about, and kid's lit delivers with many great examples.

I have few squicks--I'm fine with character death, BDSM, mpreg, dubcon, noncon, chan, incest--you name it, I'm probably okay with it. Just please no bashing of my favorite characters. Happy, uplifting fics are good, but so are soul-crushingly depressing ones so long as the pairings and characters get to be awesome. Ambivalent fics where we're not sure whether we should cheer or cry are probably best of all. If I didn't like existentialism and pseudo-nihilism in my fic, I wouldn't be a Joss Whedon fan.

You really don't have to worry about ruining my childhood or anything like that.



Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

The super-'shippy chapter at the end of New Chronicles of Rebecca notwithstanding, Rebecca and Emma Jane are so married to each other. I'd love to see femslash which emphasizes the way they complement each other. Perhaps futurefic where Rebecca the famous poet travels to Paris with Emma Jane at her side as trusty companion? Emma Jane is the Alice B. Toklas to Rebecca's Gertrude Stein. These two are just so incredibly married that showing them at pretty much any stage of their life would be awesome. You could write a first time, showing their first date or first kiss or first time they had sex, or you could go established relationship because the books already have done everything needed to convince me of them as a couple. You could write a missing ...
Posted: 21 Jun 14 19:47 • More • Comments
They Don't Talk About It (299 words) by Alixtii
Fandom: Pitch Perfect (2012)
Relationships: Kimmy Jin & Beca Mitchell
Characters: Beca Mitchell, Kimmy Jin
Additional Tags: POV Female Character, Female Friendship, Roommates, Past Tense, Introverts
Summary: They don't talk about being roommates again their sophomore year, because--if you hadn't noticed--Beca and Kimmy Jin never talk to each other about anything if they can help it, unless it is to insult or snark at each other.
( They Don't Talk About It )
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Posted: 31 May 14 14:04 • Comments
At long last, Chapter 5 of "Where the Heart Is" is up!

Where the Heart Is (11813 words) by Alixtii
Chapters: 5/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009), Folgerscest - Fandom, Original Work, Ghost Soup Infidel Blue
Relationships: Brother/Sister, Folgerscest
Summary: After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.

Containing ice skating, a traumatic head injury, a dream sequence, a walk in the park, a meal at a fancy French restaurant, and hot car sex!
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Posted: 5 May 14 12:02 • Comments
In addition to my two Yuletide fics, Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) and
Posted: 4 Jan 14 09:00 • Comments
So for Yuletide 2013, I wrote two fics. My main assignment was Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) for [Unknown LJ tag], and I wrote Eternal Recurrence (Avalon High) as a treat for [Unknown LJ tag]

I got the idea for "Where the Heart Is" during last year's Yuletide, and desperately wanted to receive the Folgerscest assignment this year because I knew my idea was too ambitious for me to undertake it without being assigned it. Even as it was, I was forced to scale it back somewhat and only posted three chapters, hoping they could stand alone as a somewhat self-contained unit. My recipient did express interest in reading more when I completed it, though, so even before reveals happened I posted the fourth chapter, which is one of my favorites, and at this point I fully plan on writing the full eight chapters my original idea called for.

As of this writing, I have over 7K words posted to AO3, which if I may say so myself is pretty impressive considering the source canon is about 45 seconds long.

My original idea for "Where the Heart Is" was pretty simple: what if the brother had been away in West Africa for several years instead of months, and what if he asked his sister to go back to Africa with him? Percolating in my mind for a year meant that many little details began to develop and enrich the original premise, and I knew I would have enough material to fill eight chapt...
Posted: 1 Jan 14 21:10 • More • Comments
So yesterday was Dec. 25, which means fic! I got Ce Sera Serra, a plotty Chloe/Riley/Andi fic for Serra Elinson's YA paranormal romance Awoken.

I also wrote two fics this year. Feel free to guess below; comments are screened. I'll unscreen comments which aren't guesses unless you tell me not to.

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Posted: 26 Dec 13 11:08 • Comments
(N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007.)

Thank you for signing up to write a story for me! You're one of a very small group of people who offered to write for one or more of my fandoms (usually I give the stats, but what with bucket offers not showing up this year, I won't) and I love you for that alone.

If you check out my userinfo, you'll find a 'thon policy which implores that you be true first and foremost to the prompt and your muse, and to consider whether I'd like a story as, at most, a secondary concern. I stand by that, but I also recognize there is a sense that a Illustrationyuletide story is explicitly a gift in a way which most 'thon fics aren't, so feel free to surf through this journal to get a feel for me, and here's a little bit more, if you are interested, to help you understand how I relate to the specific texts and characters in the fandoms I've requested and what I might like. OTOH, don't be intimitated; this letter might demonstrate that I've thought long and hard about why I want what I want, because I'm full of myself and like to navel-gaze so you can get a feel for my tastes, but the specifics of what I'd like are intentionally vague even in my own mind.

As a reader (and, for that matter, as a writer), I'm perhaps most interested in female characters--in particular, adolescent...
Posted: 11 Oct 13 19:23 • More • Comments
So I decided to ditch my Tart nomination, in favor of a slate of nominations which now looks like this:

?! Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson : Characters?! Miss Portinari✔ Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan : Characters✔ Rebecca Randall✔ Emma Jane Perkins✔ That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome : Characters✔ Nostalgia Critic✔ Nostalgia Chick✔ Mara Wilson (That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome)✔ Evilina (That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome)?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen : Characters?! Bree (Awoken)?! Andromeda Slate?! Scarlett Epistola?! Chloe Bay<br> IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/354271.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 25 Sep 13 22:00 • Comments
As of this writing, my nominations for Yuletide are:

Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson : Characters?! Miss Portinari?! Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan : Characters?! Rebecca Randall?! Emma Jane Perkins?! Tart (2001) : Characters?! Cat Storm?! Eloise Logan?! Grace Bailey?! Heather von Strum?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen : Characters?! Bree (Awoken)?! Andromeda Slate?! Scarlett Epistola?! Chloe Bay

Comments, questions, requests?

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Posted: 21 Sep 13 14:46 • Comments
Yuletide nominations are upon us! That means its time for my annual post where I solicit suggestions as to which of my options as recorded in this list I ought to nominate. As in many years past, my nominating The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy is pretty much certain, but everything else is at least potentially up for grabs.

I've made a few additions to my list of possible suggestions, so you might want to take a look at it. I'd especially appreciate it if you could provide any needed corrections for character names, since many of the books I added I only own in audiobook and don't always remember the last, and in some cases even the first, names of the character. I know The Squad in particular is in some disarray. *eyes Illustrationfox1013*

Again, the list is here.
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Posted: 17 Sep 13 17:23 • Comments
For Illustrationvalyssia.<br><br>A remix of her fic "Walk About."

Stringing the Labyrinth
(1040 words) by
Alixtii<br>Chapters: 1/1<br>Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series<br>Rating: Not Rated<br>Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings<br>Relationships: Faith (BtVS) & Original Female Character<br>Characters: Faith (BtVS), Original Characters, Roger Wyndam-Pryce, Quentin Travers<br>Additional Tags: Female Protagonist, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Present Tense, Watcher-Slayer Relationship, Platonic Female/Female Relationships, Watchers, British Characters, POV British Character, British Protagonist, Prison, Trances, Guidance<br>Summary: Faith may be in prison, but she's not alone. IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/353390.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 1 Jul 13 11:42 • Comments
 A Moment in Time (1273 words) by Alixtii
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Phineas and Ferb
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Vanessa Doofenshmirtz & Stacy Hirano, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro & Stacy Hirano
Characters: Stacy Hirano, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Ginger Hirano, Milly (Phineas And Ferb), Gretchen (Phineas And Ferb), Candace Flynn, Perry (Phineas And Ferb)
Summary: When Stacy, Vanessa, and the Fireside Girls are the only ones not affected by Dr. Doofenshmirtz' freezinator, they must work together to save not only themselves, but the entire Tri-State Area.



I signed up for Phineas and Ferb offering only female characters (I think it was Candance and Isabella?). It's a fandom which really frustrates me with how often it fails the Bechdel test, so it was really important for me to include as many female characters as possible and focus on their homosocial relationships. (Illustrationwneleh asked for gen, even though I was really tempted to throw in some Stacy/Vanessa femslash, because guh.) My original plan was to write an angsty introspective fic split into three sections, with about 350 words each from Stacy's, Vanessa's, and Isabella's perspectives. But I quickly realized that their canon characterizations are so totally wrapped up in their relationships to the male characters on the show that I didn't really have anything to write about. Thus I decided to write a slightly more plotty fic (in that there's...
Posted: 1 Jan 13 14:41 • More • Comments
Kick at the Darkness (14754 words) by Anonymous Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Push (2009) Rating: Mature Warning: Underage Relationships: Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes Characters: Nick Gant, Cassie Holmes Summary: Cassie and Nick go on a Division-sponsored road trip. Cassie kicks at a few things.Meaty and epic, this slow build towards Nick/Cassie really shows off the dynamics of their relationship really well. Somebody had to write this (so why not me?) (189 words) by Anonymous Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: AO3 Tags, Meta - Fandom Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply Summary: This is a stupid fanfiction and I shouldn't have written it. I have no shame. Don't like, don't read. // Abandon hope all ye who enter here . . . // (A little piece of silliness, wherein the above summary, dubious poem below, author notes and accompanying tags are entirely composed of existing AO3 freeform tags.)Um, yeah. This exists. Suri Cruise Live Tweets Haute Couture Noel by Anonymous Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Suri's Burn Book Rating: General Audiences Warning: No Archive Warnings...
Posted: 28 Dec 12 16:23 • More • Comments
This yuletide, I've received Here's My Breast; Strike Home, which is the High School AU of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore you all know I've been wanting for a while now. It's told from Annabella's POV and is delicious and 'cesty, just like I wanted. Serious guh.

I wrote two fics this year for Yuletide. One's in the main collection, the other's in Madness. They both have pretty clear signs of my handiwork, one of them--ahem--perhaps especially so. If you're interested in guessing which I wrote, comments are screened. I'll unscreen any comments which aren't guesses unless you tell me not to.

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Posted: 27 Dec 12 17:23 • Comments
Midnight in Arkham(1401 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Sarah Jane Adventures, Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft
Pairing: Maria Jackson/Luke Smith, Rani Chandra/Maria Jackson/Clyde Langer/Luke Smith
Characters: Maria Jackson, Luke Smith
A/N: Sequel to Pre-Frosh of Miskatonic U (1094 words) by faviconAlixtii
Summary: Maria wakes up in the middle of the night and shares a moment with Luke.
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Posted: 9 Dec 12 05:00 • Comments
So . . . any votes as to what I should nominate from this list


OTHER than The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy, I mean. That one's definite. IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/351235.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 24 Sep 12 12:22 • Comments
The Fall of Rome (1264 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Raven Darkholme/Emma Frost, Raven Darkholme/Emma Frost/Angel Salvadore
Characters: Raven Darkholme, Emma Frost, Angel Salvadore
Summary: Emma and Raven relive a moment from the summer of '69, but the events of X3 have given Raven a new perspective. IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/351177.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 11 Feb 12 16:01 • Comments
So wait, there was a show where Darla was Mesektet's mother?

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Posted: 13 Jan 12 13:15 • Comments
So Illustrationtinypinkmouse linked some of her podfics of my stories to my originals on A03, including some she did over the summer--and which I'd had no clue even existed! This post at amplificathon includes links to podfics (and, of course, my original texts) for "Four Times Tony Stark Met Erik Lenscherr (And One Time He Didn't)" (Iron Man/XMM, Tony & Erik, minor het pairings), "Master and Commander" (Sarah Connor Chronicles, John/Allison), and "The Myrrh-Bearer's Gospel" (Biblefic, Mary Magdalene/Joanna). I'm especially excited about that last one, because I don't even know how to describe it, but there's something about Illustrationtinypinkmouse's reading that just works for me (I think part of it is the congruence of her non-American accent with the non-American characters), and I'm not ashamed to admit that I choked up at a couple places as I listened to the podfic.

Plus she recorded Road to Emmaus (Firefly, Book, gen), which I did know about before, but can't remember if I mentioned in this journal or not.

And which reminds me that Illustrationeosrose also recorded a couple of my stories over the past year, and even though I did know about those, looking over my recent entrie...
Posted: 10 Jan 12 14:41 • More • Comments
January

Conjugal Visit (1054 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series
Relationships: Darla/Faith
Characters: Faith (BtVS), Darla (BtVS), Lilah Morgan
Summary: Darla visits Faith in prison . . . in the conjugal trailer.

France's Queen: Two Fragments (110 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: King Lear - Shakespeare
Relationships: Cordelia & Kent (King Lear)
Characters: Kent (King Lear), Cordelia (King Lear), France (King Lear)

Kissing (1075 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Firefly
Relationships: Kaylee Frye/Simon Tam, Kaylee Frye/Malcolm Reynolds/Simon Tam, Kaylee Frye/Malcolm Reynolds, Malcolm Reynolds/Simon Tam
Characters: Kaylee Frye, Simon Tam, Malcolm Reynolds
Summary: Mal stops kissing Kaylee once she and Simon are a couple; Kaylee's less than thrilled by that state of affairs.

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Posted: 5 Jan 12 16:50 • More • Comments
Nostalgia Chick Must Die! (4149 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Nostalgia Chick (webseries), That Guy with the Glasses
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Nella & Nostalgia Chick, Nostalgia Chick/Todd in the Shadows, Obscurus Lupa/Todd in the Shadows, Todd in the Shadows/Original Character
Characters: Nostalgia Chick, Nella (That Guy with the Glasses), Makeover Fairy, Cochram Block, Coquette Tease, Todd In The Shadows, Lord MacGuffin, Original Characters, Mignon (Nostalgia Chick's dog), Kelly Ripa, Justin Bieber, quasi-demonic intergalactic force of evil, Lindsay Ellis, BFF Inc.
Summary: When the Makeover Fairy uses Block and Tease to construct a Nostalgia Clone from Lindsay's DNA, Lindsay finds herself out in the cold--and vowing revenge. IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/349991.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 1 Jan 12 13:49 • Comments
According to IMDb, the actress playing Lily Arwell is nineteen years old. Now, I didn't get the impression the actual character was supposed to be that old. So I'm turning to the wisdom of the all-knowing flist: as a rough guess, how old do you think Lily was supposed to be?

ETA: There's a video on the BBC website where Holly Earl describes her character as 14 years old.

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Posted: 29 Dec 11 17:03 • Comments
Yuletide is upon us! I received Lead Me on a Merry Chase, a Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? fic which pairs Player and Carmen. While I was originally thinking of Carmen as an A.I., my Yulewriter had the interesting idea of re-considering the cartoon as more of a MMORPG with Carmen being played by another human--out there somewhere. Plus, the fic takes the chance to do some interesting things with disability, since we never actually see Player walk (or do anything other than sit in front of a computer, really). But most importantly, the fic captures that flirtiness between Player and Carmen which interested me in the pairing in the first place and spin it out into a full femslash relationship.

I wrote two stories of larger than 1,000 words. It's possible I might still write some treats before Madness closes, but at this point I'm beginning to doubt it.

If anyone is interested in guessing which stories I wrote, comments are screened. I may or may not provide prizes to those who correctly guess. If you leave a comment which is not a guess, I'll unscreen it immediately unless you specifically tell me not to.

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Posted: 25 Dec 11 14:06 • Comments
I just put together a rough outline of my assigned Yuletide story.

The outline by itself is two-thirds the required length of the entire story.

Also, it's frelling awesome.

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Posted: 22 Nov 11 11:12 • Comments
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