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In addition to my two Yuletide fics, Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) and
Posted: 4 Jan 14 04:00 • 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 16:10 • 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 06:08 • 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 15:23 • 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 18:00 • 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 10:46 • 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 13:23 • 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 07:42 • 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 09:41 • 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 11:23 • 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 12:23 • 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 00:00 • 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 08:22 • 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 11:01 • Comments
So wait, there was a show where Darla was Mesektet's mother?

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Posted: 13 Jan 12 08:15 • 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 09:41 • 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 11:50 • 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 08:49 • 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 12:03 • 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 09:06 • 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 06:12 • Comments
(N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2010 2009 2008 2007.)

Thank you for signing up to write a story for me! You're one of 4 people who offered to write for Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? and/or one of [x] people who offered to write for The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy , and I love you for that alone. It looks like I was the only one to offer for Tart, sadly, but I'll leave that part of my letter in too in case you decide you'd like to give that a try, or you are a pinch hitter or a treats writer. (The movie's available for free on Hulu, and is embedded below.)

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 Illustrationyuletidestory 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 mi...
Posted: 18 Nov 11 04:38 • More • Comments
It occurs to me that the new nomination process actually allows me to very usefully apply an adapted version of the Bechdel test in deciding what to offer, come signups: if two or more female characters don't appear among the nominated characters, I probably shouldn't offer to write it. Whereas before I would have to guess whether someone requesting The Illiad was more likely to request Achilles/Patroclus or Briseis/Chryseis, now I should be more able to figure it out based on what was nominated. (Not that there was ever any doubt in my mind concerning that particular example.) Between that and the "Women Being Awesome" freeform tag, I should be able to ensure I get to write something nicely female-centric, despite the deeply pervasive bias for male characters seen throughout the nominations. For the record, my nominations are:Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Carmen Sandiego The Player Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson Miss Portinari Tart (2001) Heather von Strum Cat Storm Grace Bailey Eloise LoganSince the Where on Earth player will always be female to me, this year I nominated absolutely zero male characters. I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority.. (Although, it's also true that the only character of color I nominated is Carmen, so it's not like my moral high ground is particularly high.) So, looking at the spreadsheet of nominations as of this writing, I could concievably write (meaning, I've at least seen it, or enough of it, even if I hate it) in the following fandoms. Female characters are in parentheses; fandoms with two or more nominated female characters are bolded. (Of course, it's far too early in the nomination process to make any meaningful conclusions about anything.)Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Kira Nerys/Keiko O'Brien) Back to the Future (Jennifer Parker/Clara Clayton) Wizards of...
Posted: 12 Nov 11 03:27 • More • Comments
Anything by Robert A. Heinlein
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgeson Burnett (someone is considering nominating The Secret Garden, though)
Man and Superman - George Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw (although The Devil's Disciple is going to be nominated!)
Firefly RPF
Buffy/Angel RPF
Dollhouse RPF
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (and I'm not the only one wishing for it, either)
Parent Trap (1999)
Parent Trap II (1986)
My Summer of Love (2004)
Truman Show (1998)
Anything by Mark Twain
As You Like It - William Shakespeare
Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
Into the Woods - Sondheim/Lapine
D.E.B.S. (2004)
D.E.B.S. (2003)
D.E.B.S. RPF
Gray Matters (2006)
Winter Passing (2005)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
Brides of Christ
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Sunshine Cleaning RPF
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1995)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
She's All That (1999)
She's All That RPF
A.I. Gang - Bruce Coville
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Mars Attacks (1996)
Small Wonder
The Guild RPF
Ghostwriter
Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks RPF
American President (1995)
Boy Meets World
Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
She's the Man (2006) (this one really breaks my heart)
Tart (2001)
Triple Dog (2009)
Camp (2003)
Adventures of Pete and Pete...
Posted: 5 Nov 11 17:54 • More • Comments
Apparently Yuletide nominations will open in the very near future. I'm still agonizing over what to nominate; two of my nominations (and later, requests) will be for Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (I've requested this every year I've done Yuletide) and The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy. Both fandoms either got no or very few offers last year, so I figure that if I pick a fandom which is only semi-obscure as my third choice it is virtually certain to be written--which is of course it making me agonize over the choice all that much more. Or I could pick another ultra-rare fandom and see what happens. I haven't decided yet.

Whatever I do, it is more or less certain to be taken from this list of options, so feel free to provide me with input if you want. IllustrationThis entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/348312.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
Posted: 28 Oct 11 04:54 • Comments
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