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NEW FIC: Sigh No More (Teen Wolf)

Sigh No More (5553 words) by elementalv
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: See the Notes section at the end for warnings and possible triggers. The AO3 options don't quite cover what I need.
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski, Cora Hale
Additional Tags: Pre-Slash, Future Fic, Betrayal, Werewolf!Stiles, Season/Series 03 Spoilers, Trauma, Recovery
Summary: Scott respects Stiles’ decision not to take the bite right up until the day he doesn’t. That night, with the help of his father, Stiles leaves Beacon Hills for good.


Hey! New fic! Look at that...
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FIC: The Tree (Teen Wolf)

The Tree (3091 words) by elementalv
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Future Fic, Far Future Fic, Unreliable Narrator, Trope Subversion/Inversion, legend, Horror

Summary: The first day of summer marks the first day of Talia’s freedom for three glorious months. Most days, she runs wild, and hair that was tightly braided at dawn is hanging loose and wispy around her face by midmorning. She climbs trees without a second thought and is still small enough to scramble through briars without scratching herself up too much. (And even if she does, it’s not like the scratches last much longer than a thought.)

Laura, her mother, knows better than to try to slow her down unless it’s needful, and the first full moon of summer counts. Come four o’clock, she’ll be outside howling for Talia to come in, but today, Talia doesn’t need the reminder. She’s heading toward the house at a dead run and can see her mom on the back porch already.



OMG! Story!!! I actually wrote a story for the first time since Yuletide!!!
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Yay! Yuletide Reveal at Last!

So here's what I wrote:

Madame Sabrina Larrabee (3042 words) by elementalv
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sabrina (1954)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Linus Larrabee/Sabrina Fairchild
Summary: Linus has known Sabrina for most of her life. He wishes he could say that she's known him for most of his life, but that desire wasn't enough to keep him from marrying her.

And if you recall the squee heard 'round the world last week, you may recall that this is what I received:

The Importance of Being Mostly Human (10434 words) by gogollescent
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Lobsang Ludd/Susan Sto Helit, Susan Sto Helit & Death (Discworld)
Characters: Susan Sto Helit, Sybil Vimes, Young Sam Vimes, Samuel Vimes, Angua von Uberwald, Willikins (Discworld), Constable Dorfl, Lobsang Ludd, Death (Discworld), Lu-Tze
Summary: In which Susan identifies "Where's My Cow" as a proto-talismanic anchor for Young Sam's continued health and existence, and tries very hard not to wonder what the Vimes' butler does on his day off. There may also be a lesson about the meaning of Hogswatch, but no one wants to talk about that.

Happy New Year, to all who use the Julian calendar.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

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YULETIDE CAPSLOCK OF GLEE

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CAPSLOCKS IN THE WORLD TO EXPRESS MY ABSOLUTE GLEE OVER THE YULETIDE STORY I RECEIVED THIS YEAR. SERIOUSLY!!! NOT. ENOUGH. CAPSLOCKS.

The Importance of Being Mostly Human (10434 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Lobsang Ludd/Susan Sto Helit, Susan Sto Helit & Death (Discworld)
Characters: Susan Sto Helit, Sybil Vimes, Young Sam Vimes, Samuel Vimes, Angua von Uberwald, Willikins (Discworld), Constable Dorfl, Lobsang Ludd, Death (Discworld), Lu-Tze
Summary:

In which Susan identifies "Where's My Cow" as a proto-talismanic anchor for Young Sam's continued health and existence, and tries very hard not to wonder what the Vimes' butler does on his day off. There may also be a lesson about the meaning of Hogswatch, but no one wants to talk about that.



 Soul Cake by Sting from If On a Winter's Night... (Bonus Track Version) (Rating: 5)
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Oh, hi!

Hi, LJ! Long time, no see.

Yes, I've been busy at work, but I've also been busy with fannish actives, including going to Dragon*Con and winchestmidwest and volunteering for Organization for Transformative Works.

Speaking of OTW, did you know that it's celebrating its five-year anniversary right now? I remember when talk of it first started, when it became clear that fandom needed "to own the goddamn servers," and while I couldn't support OTW financially for its first few years, I could absolutely take advantage of AO3, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Culture.

AO3 is a gimme in terms of understanding why it was useful for me, but Fanlore and Transformative Works and Cultures maybe aren't quite so obvious. I lost my job in late 2008, and when I couldn't find work, it made sense to go back for my master's. One of the concerns I had after losing my job was that my name was all over the web because I'd used it for fan fiction. There was no way to turn back the clock on that decision, so I decided to own my fannish activities with a vengeance and listed "Amateur fiction writing" as a hobby on my resume. I felt that was a good first step, but that I also needed to go a bit further, so for each class I took, I made sure that at least one of my papers or projects was related to fandom. That's where Fanlore and Transformative Works and Culture really started to help me, because they were valid sources for research and quotes and gave me some of my favorite papers.

I finally found a new job in June 2010, thanks to the contacts I made in my master's program. Although I had one paper in my portfolio directly related to fandom, my interviewers really didn't look at that. Instead, they were curious about my "amateur fiction." I explained in the interview that fan fiction had helped me become a much better writer, especially in terms of understanding audience and taking advantage of my readers' tacit knowledge. Clearly, I'd made the right decision to embrace fan fiction as a method of professional development, because they offered me the job two days later.

The OTW is holding its October membership drive right now, and all it takes to become a member with voting privileges is a $10 minimum donation. Your donation goes toward keeping the OTW financially healthy for you and for fans who aren't able to make a donation. I was in that boat for a few years myself, and I'm incredibly grateful to everyone whose donations kept the OTW going.

To find out how OTW has impacted other folks, go to http://transformativeworks.org/october-drive-celebrating-our-supporters.





 Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution by AC/DC from Back In Black (Rating: 0)
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fandom snowflake challenge - day 2

Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.


For more information, see Snowflake Challenge at akamine-chan's Dreamwidth account.

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fandom snowflake challenge - day 1

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Drop a link to your post in the comments.


For more information, see Snowflake Challenge at akamine-chan's Dreamwidth account.

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