torachan: takatsuki & nitorin from hourou musuko (trans kids)
So I have still been trying to think up prompts for the transfic mini fest, and instead I just come up with stuff I want to write (and yeah, I could still leave that as a prompt, but I am unlikely to write it in the time before the fest is over, so). Gah.

Anyway, I will almost certainly write both of these eventually. Probably sooner than later, though I would really like to finish the two Korra kinkmeme prompts I started, as well as the Community fic I started for the female character tropefest.

1. SGA )

2. Homestuck )
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So is there a story about how Cheerilee is asexual and Big Mac is gay and they hang out and are awesome together? Because that's what I got out of the Hearts and Hooves Day episode. I guess this is vaguely spoilery, though it's not like this show it terribly plot-filled )


Oct. 18th, 2011 10:31 pm
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Why didn't I think of this in time for Kaleidoscope nominations?

So, today I went karaoke and while browsing artists, came across Yuzu and was like, oh hey, I love them, I should sing some of their songs! And then my next thought was, oh man, what is that song where Kitagawa is in drag and it is awesome? Because they usually have the real video for that, as opposed to a cheesy karaoke video. And the book had a little star next to the song, which is supposed to mean it has the video, so I excitedly entered it and then was super disappointed when it was just a karaoke video (one that had played for a different song earlier, no less!).

Anyway, when I got home, I found the video on youtube and watched it through several times and I really, really want fic about this video. But, I want fic where the main character is a trans woman. So it probably wouldn't be exactly the story in the video. I could see that being her dream, and she actually sings at a bar or something, idk. (Or you could modernise it, in which case I could see her actually becoming a star, but a large part of the charm is the showa aesthetic.) Really, I just want ALL the fic about her.

I think I might end up nominating it for Yuletide, but I feel like it might have gotten a better chance of being written for Kaleidoscope. (Or maybe someone just wants to write it for me as a random present? :D :D :D? You don't even need to know Japanese because the song doesn't tell the story of the video, just the visuals do that.)

(Also every time I watch Yuzu videos, I just want Yuzu slash. I know nothing about them, though Wikipedia tells me they are both married to women, and not each other, but they are always so incredibly adorkable with each other and seem to sing to each other a lot. XD)
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1. So. I managed to get some stuff done today between reading chapters of this Ugly Betty epic. XD

2. I got a call from work and they want me in at 10 instead of 12.30, which sucks, but I'm kind of feeling tired tonight, so maybe I can get to bed early (I think I only got like six hours' sleep last night).

3. Irene's new chair came today! Soooooooo glad to be rid of the old broken one. It broke a couple months ago and she's been making do since (and using mine when I'm sleeping or at work), but it was just really getting worse and worse, and it was hard for her to get up from it the way it flopped all over the place. So this time when we ordered a chair, we splurged and got one specifically for fat folks, which hopefully will hold up better. It shipped yesterday from Amazon and said three to five days, so we totally weren't expecting it this soon, so it was a nice surprise.

The chair itself seems really nice and comfy, but omg such a pain to put together. First off, we spent a bunch of time looking through the box for the screws and stuff, worried that they were missing, when I finally noticed that they were screwed into the bottom of the chair. I'm not sure what the point of this was (there was a ton of other packaging, so saving one tiny plastic bag doesn't make a difference), but it would have been nice if the instructions had said "hey, the screws are in the chair already!" or something. It also took that much longer to unscrew all the screws (twenty of them) before being able to put it together. But the worst part was that one hole on the back was misaligned. There was a metal bit that this other metal bit had to go into, but it also had to go through the wooden backing. But the hole in the wood and the metal hole didn't line up, so I used a drill to try and shave away the wood enough to get the thing in. >_<

Anyway, it's all put together now, so yay.

4. So I never did end up requesting Joey/Ryan fic for Yuletide last year, but I think I really may do it this year. I mean what is this actually? (LOOK AT THE MOUSEOVER!) In the meantime, I think the wrestling/grinding square on my [community profile] kink_bingo would be perfect for them. ([personal profile] telesilla also suggested the pictures square, which would of course be excellent, too.)

Daily Happysong:

Mr.Children - Everything (It's You)
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[community profile] scifi_fest is open for claims and I claimed the Parks & Rec one I wanted ("it's up to Leslie (and her team) to battle the threat unleashed by Dennis Feinstein's newest scent, Mutant")! :D So hopefully I can write that and not be a failbot. -_-

I am so excited about [community profile] kink_bingo! I am already pondering all these things I want to do, argh. With my luck, my card will have NONE of the things I want on it, but I can't stop thinking about things and planning. >_>

1. The Viggo/Orli furry story. It's an idea I've wanted to write for years and KB seemed like good motivation. I actually started this last year to do as a wild card, because I didn't get the square, but never got around to finishing it (as usual). I think if I actually get the furry square this year, it will be the motivation I need to finish it!

2. The John/Ronon tattoo story. The other day I was browsing Ugliest Tattoos, as I am wont to do, and came across this really wtf tattoo and really felt that there needed to be some sort of Ugliest Tattoos-based fic fest or something. I don't feel up to running a fest at the moment, but I started thinking about it and got an idea for a five-things fic about John's experiences with people with bad tattoos, ending with him hooking up with someone with tattoos that were not really regrettable (Ronon). Anyway, although I haven't started writing it, I've done a lot of thinking and it's really taken shape in my head. I need a tattoo square for this! But like the furry story, I am going to try and write it anyway and fit it somewhere even if I don't get the square I need.

3. Usually all my ideas are fic-related, but since I suck at writing that means by the end of the amnesty period I'm lucky if I've managed one fic. So this year I'm going to try and do non-fic things. I was thinking about what I could do, and I think if I got the dressup square, I'd like to do a Hourou Musuko picspam, because there's so much focus on what clothes mean to the characters.

4. Another picspam idea I have is kind of silly but I really want to do it. I just need some sort of bondage-related square, but tonight looking at Maru videos and posts, I thought about how Maru is a kitty with a kink for being squished in small spaces, and I would have a lot of fun doing a picspam of that.

5. If I get the enema square maybe it will motivate me to finish the fic I started for [personal profile] thingswithwings's birthday, which was kind of a while ago now. D:

6. I think there is a stripping-related square? I'm working on a Annie/Britta strip poker fic for the femslash trope fest and again, having it be something that fit my card would be an extra boost of motivation to get it done.

I'm sure there's other stuff, but those are the ones I've been thinking about most. I don't think I've ever been so curious about what I'll get on my card!

[community profile] kink_bingo can't get here soon enough!
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I want to try and finish up one of my many wips for my March writing, but I am also thinking of maybe writing something for [community profile] yuri_challenge as well, so I'm posting the prompts that most interest me here.

Aoi Hana, Fumi/Akira, on a date, sleepover, reading
Azumanga Daioh, Sakaki/Kaorin, "I always had the biggest crush on you"
Bleach, Soi Fon/Yoruichi, AU
Death Note, Misa/Sayu, “I don’t think of you as a sister”
Digimon, Mimi/Sora, back to real life
Hourou Musuko, Saorin/Nitorin, unrequited love
Kimi ni Todoke, Ayane/Chizu, big mouth
Kimi ni Todoke, Ayane/Chizu, you & me against the world
K-On!, Mio/Azusa, Out of all of Azusa's sempais, Mio-sempai is the only one she really respects
Nana, Nana K./Misato, her biggest fan
Naruto, Ino/Sakura, rivalry
One Piece, Nami/Robin, a quieter moment

Feel free to comment if there's one you'd particularly like to see. I'm not really at the "having ideas" stage yet, so I haven't settled on anything and am easily influenced.


Oct. 3rd, 2010 01:24 am
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I got my [community profile] origfic_bingo card the other day and have been pondering it. I really have no idea what I will write, if anything. I would, as always, like to concentrate on getting some of the partially-written fics I have on my hard drive finished, but sometimes writing a bit of something else can get my mojo going again and help me work on other stuff, so.

Anyway, I had requested the gen/romance/kink card since that had the most stuff to pick from. Some stuff looks interesting, at any rate.

Table & discussion under the cut! )

So anyway, that should be fun. I hope I at least get something written out of it.
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Collecting for my reference, so I don't have to keep looking through the meme as it gets larger. (Also includes the prompts from yesterday, so I can keep them all in one place.)

... )
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1. This is a list of LGBT characters in superhero comics. Almost all of them are killed, tortured, or both. It's pretty sickening to read.

Here are some of my "favorites":
Hailed by Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada as the new example of Marvel’s open policy toward gays in their books as “the star of Marvel Team-Up.” Quesada went on to say, “We’ve had more gay and lesbian characters appearing in Marvel comics than ever before.” Marvel Team-Up #24, three weeks after Quesada’s comments, features Freedom Ring, his finger sliced off and then graphically killed with 28 spikes impaling him, including one through the groin and protruding from his anus. Series cancelled with issue #25.

In series “the Boys,” a superhero police force kills hero Blarney Cock, and upon his disembowelment, a gerbil crawls out of his anus. The Boys also blackmail gay heroes with gay sex surveillance photos. (“The Boys,” issue #6)

Sidekick to Batman-like hero Red Hawk in “Powers” superhero group “The Unity.” Admitted his crush to his mentor and was severely beaten by him, arm broken, and hospitalized. Given a check for 750K and forced to sign a confidentiality agreement to leave the group in dishonor following the incident.

Lesbian member of Marvel’s New Mutants. Raped as a girl by Thai pirates. Possessed by villain The Shadow King. Kidnapped and disfigured. Reappeared as grossly obese, too fat to move on her own.

2. 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice is an article about Elements of Style and how it's full of mistakes. Very interesting. I've never read or had to use Elements of Style, so I had no idea.

3. This is an awesome parody of an entry on [ profile] wiscon which appears now to be deleted. But even without the original context, it's a great post.

I have a confession to make - sometimes I am uncomfortable around white people. [...] My school didn't have a single white person in it. I was always warned to be careful about US-ians, because they would try to sell you corn syrup Coca-Cola and capitalist free-market ideology and sexually promiscuous movies with dead or evil black and brown people. And when I am surrounded by large groups of them, even when they are well-meaning and friendly and nice and interested in the same books I am, I still have an irrational fear that they might colonise me.

The comments are great, too. There weren't that many when I first read it, so I've just gone back to catch up and omg, I'm dying. Especially this thread.

4. I feel like there were a bunch of other things I'd seen and wanted to link, but now I've forgotten. :-/ I can't wait for that bookmarking feature on DW! (I suppose for the time being I could save things I want to link with Read It Later, but I am so used to only using that for TV reaction posts, I never think of it. I should, though.)

5. I'm still thinking about the [community profile] dark_agenda racebending revenge challenge. I realised that my original idea won't work for the fest (though I still hope to write it eventually). It was based on [personal profile] bossymarmalade's half-Indian Watson, but since he's passing as white, it wouldn't fulfill the challenge requirement of making a difference to the story. It would be backstory and internal stuff.

So I was trying to think about what I could do instead (in my copious spare time!) and since I'm writing (going to be writing) about Ellen and Jo for [ profile] lgbtfest, I started pondering them and have tentatively settled on writing about Jo as Asian-American (I'm leaning towards Japanese-American, because it amuses me to have a name similar to Harvelle, like Harabe or something, and I don't think I could get that close with Korean or Chinese names and am not familiar enough with other Asian last names to even try). We all know about Dean's skeevy love of Asian porno mags, so how would he react to this Jo? I wanted to explore her crush on Dean and her conflicted feelings about him maybe (probably) just liking her because he has an Asian fetish. And also I think even in canon Ellen must have gotten flack for being a single woman running a bar out in the middle of nowhere, but I imagine as an Asian woman, she (and Jo) must have gotten even more whorehouse/geisha comments.

[community profile] kink_bingo!

Jun. 2nd, 2010 06:36 am
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Oh man, that wait was hard. But [personal profile] eruthros was up earlier than I'd expected, handing out cards again. That's dedication!

Table & discussion under the cut! )


May. 30th, 2010 11:47 pm
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Does anyone on my flist like Yoshizumi Wataru? Anyone read Ultra Maniac? Anyone interested in reading Ultra Maniac transfic?

*crickets chirping*


I hate when I get ideas for things that have probably no audience...

The manga itself is not that great. I am only partway through the first vol. (out of five), but can already tell this is going to be one of my least favorites of hers (though I generally really like her stuff). The main character, Ayu, finds out that a girl in her class, Nina, is really a witch from another dimension, who's doing a homestay in Japan. Nina is a bumbling witch and always casting spells that go wrong somehow and getting Ayu involved. It's cute, but not really my thing (though I do love that the spells are cast by downloading them from the internet with a little handheld PC, and when Ayu is like, what, no wands?, Nina is like, that's so old-fashioned!).

Anyway! One of the spells turns Ayu into a guy, and the way she reacts just gave me ideas... >_>

[ profile] lgbtfest

Mar. 18th, 2010 11:07 pm
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It's that time of year again! [ profile] lgbtfest is collecting prompts for their third round and I'm pretty excited. I'm going to collect prompts I'm interested in here so I can ponder them before signups.

Babysitter's Club, Kristy Thomas, in college, Kristy's no longer in the Babysitter's Club, but she does still babysit. When she gets a job sitting for a boy who insists he's a girl, she's forced to confront things about herself she'd repressed. [LOL I commented to the person who posted this one saying how awesome it was...and then realised the reason I loved it so much is that it's one of my own prompts from last year that this person reposted! XD It's still on my list... >_>]

Beezus & Ramona (Cleary's bookverse), Both, One's a dyke, the other's trans, and nothing's ever easy between them.

Big Bang Theory, Sheldon hates being called Shelly, because once he was an identical twin, but he and Missy have never matched on the inside. His mother took a while to accept this, but his Meemaw always understood he was a boy. (Sheldon is FtM).

The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper, Sheldon’s mother has reluctantly accepted that she has to refer to her former daughter as a man to avoid unwanted questions from others, but she refuses to stop calling him ‘Shelly’ – much to Sheldon’s annoyance. He didn’t really expect that she’d ever fully understand, but he hates being reminded of that part of his past every time he talks to her.

Hana Kimi, Nakatsu Shuichi, Nakatsu accepted his homosexuality for Mizuki's sake. What does he do now that he knows Mizuki was a girl all along?

Harry Potter, any character, With magic, there are many ways to change one's body; a trans character is determined to bring those avenues to muggle trans folk, in direct opposition of Ministry laws governing muggles/magic.

Harry Potter, Either Fred and George, Padma and Parvati or Lorcan and Lysander, How do you tell the person who's most like you in all the world that you want to be a member of the opposite sex?

Leverage, Tara, Tara is having enough trouble gaining trust and acceptance from Natan's team; she really doesn't want them to know she used to be a man. Problem is, if information exists in electronic form anywhere, Hardison will eventually find it.

Modern Family, Alex Dunphy, there's more to her dislike of girly things than everyone thinks.

Supernatural, Ellen Harvelle, The story is that Jo's father died while hunting. Ellen's been living as a woman for a long time now, and as far as she knows, no one's caught on yet. What happens when someone does?

I already reposted all my prompts from last year and the year before (minus ones reposted by other people and ones that were answered already) and now I need to ponder some more. I'm sure I can come up with a bunch.

You all should go leave prompts, too! Even if you don't plan on writing anything, prompt away!
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[personal profile] torachan: Wait. I don't think this is how migraines work... "Holmes suffers from migraines due to the amount of data his mind receives."
[personal profile] darkrose: O.o
[personal profile] telesilla: heh
[personal profile] telesilla: not so much
[personal profile] anatsuno: holmes as a brain-constipated robot *g*
[personal profile] telesilla: LOL
[personal profile] torachan: omg now I want robo!Holmes who gets migraines because of brain overload.


Oh really?

Feb. 19th, 2010 08:05 pm
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Regretsy thought this (NSFW) was regrettable, but I think it's a plot bunny waiting to happen...
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Remix Redux is gearing up (signups might be as early as a couple weeks from now) and they are considering adding Sherlock Holmes as a qualifying fandom. OMG I would love this so much!

So. I'm trying to get enough fics to qualify, just in case. Aside from the one I've written, I have two requests (one of which I'm currently working on), but the qualifying rules are 5 fics of 500 words or more (seems unlikely, since the one fic I do have is only 200 words) or 7 fics of 100 words or more (I seem to be on a roll with drabbles, so this might be doable). But I need some ideas!

So now is your chance! Throw ideas at me! What should I write? I can't promise I'll write all of them, but I need some inspiration. (And this doesn't mean I've forgotten about the other prompts. They're all coming in due time!) Vague or specific is fine, but I think in this case the more specific the better? Like, not just those one-word prompts (though if you want to leave some of those, too, feel free!). Song lyrics are good, or specific scenarios you might want to see. AU ideas are fine, too.

Directing comments to DW on this one so I can keep them all in one place, but please feel free to comment there even if you don't have a DW account.
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I am having trouble getting comfortable today, and thus having trouble settling down to do any work. Boo. Anyway, so here are some things I was thinking about today.

1. I suddenly had the desire to write a John/Rodney AU (I say John/Rodney, because they seem to be my go-to for AUs, but I'd be interested in hearing who else you think it might work for) where John is a teacher and Rodney is a troubled student. I was thinking something twisted (could be part of this universe, actually, though I hadn't been thinking of football coach!John), mainly brought on by listening to Teenagers and thinking about the line "what you've got under your shirt will make them pay for the things that they did", though Rodney would go for homemade bombs and such rather than a gun. Anyway! Talk to me about it! Is the school so desperate for a counselor, they've roped John into it? Is Rodney's revenge against John or against other students and John tries to stop or help him or doesn't care about anything except taking advantage of Rodney?

2. Ever since I started reading Holmes fic I have been having "omg this is so much like Vampire Chronicles" moments, but today it came to me that you could seriously make a case for VC as a Holmes/Watson vampire AU. I mean, not that I think that's what Anne Rice was doing, but the way that AUs often pick and choose what canon to focus on (I think [personal profile] cathexys calls it three-point characterisation). So imagine an author who didn't care a bit about the mystery aspect of Holmes, but just liked the characters and wanted to write them in a vampire AU and you could totally make it work.

Before I go into that, though, I'll talk a little about what was first reminding me of VC. Of course there's the common first-person narration in fics, which is pretty rare in other fandoms, but because both VC and Holmes are written in first person, it makes sense to write fic in first person as well. There's also the aspect of unreliable narrators. With VC, it was a way not just to handwave things you didn't like about canon, but often necessary to make sense of conflicting canon. I have seen the same thing come up in Holmes fandom. (For one thing, it makes sense as a way to get rid of Watson's pesky wives. They were a smokescreen he wrote in to deflect suspicion from him and Holmes!) When your canon is supposed to be written by your character(s), it gives you a lot of leeway.

Then I started noticing the characterisation. Now, mind, I'm only going from fanon Holmes characterisation here (and the new movie, of course), not having read the books, but since I'm more interested in comparing fannish portrayals anyway, that's just fine. It's less easy to match up Watson and Louis, I think, but it can be done. They are the anchors for Holmes and Lestat. Lestat and Holmes, though. Both manic-depressive, both artistic, both secretive and haughty. Both ~*~sensitive~*~. I read one fic where Holmes has a tragic childhood and is on bad terms with his family (except for Mycroft). Is any of that canon? Because that would be another point, as Lestat's abusive childhood is canon. Oh, and the way Holmes and Watson have both hurt each other. Watson getting married. Holmes pretending to be dead. It can't quite compare to all the hurt Louis and Lestat have done to each other, but then they've had hundreds of years.

The way Watson and Holmes interact in these stories reminds me of a lot of VC fanfic set in the present day, where Louis and Lestat have reconciled, and at the same time often reminds me of stuff set during Interview (minus Claudia, of course). I just read a story where Holmes talks about saying hurtful things to Watson and being able to see it happen, but not stop the words coming out of his mouth, and oh, that is so Interview-era!Lestat to a T.

Anyway, I don't really have anywhere I'm going with this except that perhaps this is why I have fallen so hard for this fandom, because Holmes and Watson are precisely the character types I love. Also, anyone else noticed the similarities?

(Comments off on LJ for this one, because I'd rather have discussion in one place.)
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I know I am not always reliable, but I promise 100% to write these! I have been feeling good about writing lately!

Meme: The first ten people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. Some other equivalent gift, like icons or mini-fanmixes or quickie meta, would make sense for people who don't write fic themselves. (Or if the writing doesn't come...) Repost the meme only if you want to!

1. [personal profile] thingswithwings (Sherlock Holmes, ftm!Holmes/Watson)
2. [personal profile] nixwilliams (Dark Is Rising, trans!Bran)
3. [personal profile] carolyn_claire (SGA, John/Rodney, relationship issues)
4. [personal profile] helens78 (Sherlock Holmes, wee!Holmes/Watson)
5. [personal profile] secondsilk (SGA, John/Ronon, kink)
6. [personal profile] telesilla (SGA, John/Ronon, fair food)
7. [personal profile] angelikitten (Harry Potter, James/Sirius, motorbike)
8. [personal profile] dancesontrains (Leverage, Hardison/Parker, non-heteronormative)
9. [personal profile] jackandahat (any fandom/character, others' reactions to them being trans)
10. [personal profile] lunabee34 (Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, rain)

Offered: Any fandom I have written before (list here in the sidebar), any as well as anything else (FPF or RPF) you think I might have a reasonable familiarity with.

ETA: And hey, if the slots are filled and you still want to leave a prompt, feel free! I can't guarantee I'll get to it, but I'm always open to prompts.
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1. I was determined not to write any Holmes fic, but this discussion about trans!Holmes (ftm or mtf!) in a recent post makes me really want to write some!

2. Speaking of Holmes and fic, I wonder if the interest in Jude/RDJ fic might be having a spillover effect on other Jude pairings? Out of the blue I've had a couple people comment on old Jude/Ewan stuff of mine. Could it be my time has come!? Maybe I didn't write those dozens of fics in a super obscure pairing for nothing! XD

3. But what really prompted this post is that I was catching up on Comics Curmudgeon posts tonight and was suddenly struck with the desire to request it for Yuletide next year. But how to go about it? I wouldn't want to request individual strips, lest I get matched with someone who liked them unironically (!?), but omg I would love to read fic for Mary Worth, Mark Trail, Apartment 3-G, and all the rest of the gang using the Comics Curmudgeon interpretations.

I mean think about it. The commentary for these two Mary Worth strips is "These two strips on either side of the transition to 2010 promise that we’ll be seeing father and son teaming up to become a pair of demon hunters, purging the earth of sinister supernatural forces once and for all." Awesome! I would read about that!

Or how about a strip where Margo goes into a church to pay her respects to Eric and we get "Against all expectations, Margo managed to enter a church without bursting into flame and crumbling into dust. This can only mean that, while we were wasting our time with the Professor’s boring love life, Margo beat God in a fight off panel." Margo vs God! Yes! Will her finger quotin' skills be what gives her the edge?

Or Mark Trail. You really don't even need to know context! "Mark and Rusty managed to survive only because this gentle small-town sheriff was too much of a wimp to shoot an unarmed man in the back. I was all excited when it seemed like only Rusty’s head would be saved, leaving him a malformed skull in a jar that Mark would have to tote from place to place." Head-in-a-jar!Rusty!

Guys. I can hardly wait!

Meme time!

Jan. 9th, 2010 01:50 am
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If you could have me write a fic specifically for you, what would it be like? Fandom, characters/pairing, genre, plot elements, kinks (if applicable)...what's your ideal fic from me?

It can be anything! The more detailed, the better. Feel free to suggest fics in fandoms I don't even know, though if it is fandom and characters I know, and the idea takes my fancy, I just might write it.


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