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    Saturday, June 18th, 2016
    10:29 pm
    Excerpt(s) from "To Live in Hearts" (Faith/Kennedy)
    I was cleaning my room and I came across a couple of "lost" pages from To Live in Hearts the fic in my Watcher!verse which really shifts the universe in several major ways (including the death of Buffy, the beginning of Faith/Kennedy, and the first steps towards Dawn/Giles). I wanted to type them up and decided to post them here, since it seems unlikely (but not impossible!) that the entire fic will ever be written.

    excerpt(s) )

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    Friday, October 23rd, 2015
    4:37 pm
    Dear Yuletide Writer 2015

    Optional details are optional. That said, I like female characters being awesome (which can take many different forms!) and having agency; I like femslash and female friendship; I like fluff and darkfic and pretty much everything in between. I like gen and porn with plot and pretty much everything in between. I like polyamory where the women outnumber the men. I'm fine with noncon, dubcon, incest, and cross-gen. I don't mind experimental uses of tense, POV, or story structure or formatting. I have few squicks and no triggers.


    If you're interested in what was going on in my head when I made my requests, read on. . . .

    Fandom: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) RPF
    Characters: Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza
    Request: Friends to lovers. Or friends with benefits. Or people who tolerate each other suprisingly well for people who engage in hatesex as much as they do. Or whatever other potentially difficult-to-classify relationship they might fall into together.

    I nominated this as Scott Pilgrim RPF, since that's the most well-known film both Kendrick and Plaza were in together, but feel free to set this at any point in time: past, present, or future.


    How is this pairing not already on the archive? They're canonical BFFs! They couldn't get any slashier if they tried, for the simple reason that they clearly are deliberately trying. (Maybe they'd be even slashier if they tried less?)


    There's plenty of material for this pairing, starting of course with their own Twitter accounts, [twitter.com profile] AnnaKendrick47</a> and [twitter.com profile] evilhag</a>, but I also want to recommend Kendrick's Vogue photo diary for the 2014 Oscars, and--well, Google is your friend. Trust me, there's plenty of material.

    Fandom: Half-Moon Hollow - Molly Harper
    Characters: Ophelia Lambert, Georgie Lambert, Gigi Scanlon
    Request: The Lambert sisters and Gigi, with emphasis on Ophelia being Ophelia.

    Ophelia Lambert is, hands down, my favorite character in this series. One of my bulletproof narrative kinks is the radically autonomous teenager, the adolescent (preferably adolescent girl) who acts as, and in as accepted as, the equal of the adults in the narrative. Obviously Ophelia (and to a lesser extent, Georgie and Gigi) feeds into this kink pretty well. I'm interested in the ways that Ophelia does and doesn't present herself as a teenager--and the ways that role ends up being more true than she would really like. She may be 400 years old, but that doesn't stop her from acting like a petulant child. I don't see her as either a villain or a woobie, but she clearly enjoys being in control and not being in control scares her more than she would ever admit.


    If you set your fic after The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire, then it would make sense to focus on Ophelia in college, making new enemies (or maybe even friends?) and trying to heal her relationship with Georgie and Gigi (and of course Jamie). But feel free to set it earlier in canon as well.

    Fandom: A Brother's Price - Wen Spencer
    Characters: Jerin Whistler, Rennsellaer, Halley, Odelia
    Request: Jerin and his wives, post-novel.

    I picked Rensellaer, Halley, and Odelia because I had to pick just three, but I love Trini and Lylia too, and would even be interested in seeing more of the younger sisters. All the sisters are great, with their complementary strengths and weaknesses and overall personalities. Halley in particular intrigues me, with her tragic backstory of still getting over her lover who couldn't accept her scarred face (and then left her for Kij!). But there's a lot to love in Odelia's flirty hedonism, Trini's practicality, and Lylia's idealism, too.


    I feel like I should say something about worldbuilding here, because I know this fandom has been requested before for Yuletide with worldbuilding prompts. I feel like we can take it for granted that the author, the readers, and the main characters all know that buying and selling men isn't okay. Yes, the way the characters accept the social situation and find their own happy ending within it without disrupting the overall structure can be said to normalize it in ways which are problematic, but sometimes we need to let idfic be idfic. That said, there are a couple of areas of worldbuilding which do interest me:

    1. Homosexuality. It seems fairly clear that, if not lesbianism per se, then at least situational female bisexuality is considered to be normal and accepted in the universe of the novel. Female prostitutes who serve other women are common. Halley has had a bad breakup with a former female lover. Indeed, I read Halley as being fairly high on the Kinsey scale, notwithstanding her real affection for Jerin (I don't think they know each other well enough to really call it love yet) and her being the first of the sisters to bear him a child.
    2. Incest. Incest is still a taboo in the novel's society, but doesn't seem to be nearly as strong a taboo as in the actual world. It's treated more as a sexual indiscretion--something everyone knows happens but which polite people don't talk about--than a fundamental, instinctual prohibition. Eldie Porter "isn't really incestuous fruit" since their parents are closer to cousins/step-siblings than what we might recognize as brother and sister. Indeed, I'm not sure sex between sisters would be recognized as incestuous at all; after all, they're all already making love to the same man, and genetic consanguinity wouldn't be an issue since they can't get each other pregnant.
    3. Religion. There are a lot of references to the gods (who seem to be based on the Greco-Roman pantheon) in the novel, but no one seems particularly devout. The gods' prohibitions (e.g., against adoption) seem to be accepted more due to their pragmatic purpose than out of piety as such. There's also a reference to the Prophets--with the nice touch of a token male prophet--which makes Queensland religiosity an interesting mix of Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and secularizing elements.

    It probably sounds at this point that I just want a big polyamorous incestuous orgy, which--well, I certainly wouldn't say no to that being part of the fic, but I'm also not looking for PWP or curtain fic. Just something which shows Jerin interacting with two or more of the sisters post-novel in a way which reveals character and speaks at least a little bit to the id. What type of intimacy you choose to show is totally up to you; honestly, I tend to just skim over most sex scenes. A bit of political intrigue and/or a domestic conflict between the sisters would be just right to get the fic rolling.

    Fandom: Interstellar (2014)
    Characters: Amelia Brand, Murphy Cooper
    Request: Amelia and Murphy interacting, at any point in canon, twisting canon however much you have to in order to make it happen. Femslash or gen.

    I'd like to see Murphy and Amelia interacting, bonding, and/or sexing--pretty much anything which passes the Bechdel test is good with me, femslash or gen or in-between. Feel free to diverge from canon and/or use relativistic effects to play with the ages of the characters as you see fit, although dirtybadwrong cross-gen would be just fine too. You could write a missing scene between Murphy and Amelia before the latter leaves for space, or an AU where Amelia stays behind and acts as mentor to Murphy, or some sort of epistolary romance, and/or have Murphy use science to be waiting for Amelia (with or without Joseph) on Edmunds' planet (which is how I actually expected the movie to end). Or you can go really wild and have Foy!Murphy and Chastain!Murphy both interacting with Amelia at the same time. I just really enjoyed these strong, intelligent characters and wished they had had more time on screen to interact. And that this fandom had more opportunities for femslash, ahem, or even any sort of meaningful female homosocial relationships. (The film itself arguably does pass the Bechdel test, but just barely.)


    As with the other prompts, I'm not bothered by incest (and honestly, I can see both Amelia/John and Murphy/Joseph working).

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    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    3:44 pm
    Folgerscest: "Where the Heart Is" (Brother/Sister, 7/8)
    The penultimate chapter of "Where the Heart Is," complete with the climax everybody's been waiting for (myself most especially)! Whew. Took me long enough. (Remember this fic was supposed to be written for Yuletide 2013.) Now I just need to finish the denoument/conclusion . . . and then I can start thinking about sequels/prequels.

    Where the Heart Is (17979 words) by Alixtii
    Chapter: 7/8
    Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009), Folgerscest - Fandom, Original Work, Ghost Soup Infidel Blue RPF
    Relationship: 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.

    The awkward morning after Gwen's drunken proposition. Then, a formalwear New Year's Eve party, and Lexie finally makes her decision.

    ( Where the Heart Is, 7/8 )

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    Monday, June 29th, 2015
    4:26 pm
    Potential Three Ships Requests
    Fandom: Bones
    Pairing: Temperence Brennan/Peyton Perotta/Daisy Wick

    Fandom: Sarah Jane Adventueres
    Pairing: Rani Chandra/Maria Jackson/Luke Smith

    Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
    Pairing: Samantha Carter/Jennifer Keller/Rodney McKay

    Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
    Pairing: Samantha Carter/Rodney McKay/Jeannie Miller*

    Fandom: Sanctuary
    Pairing: Clarra Griffin/Will Zimmerman/Kate Freelander

    Fandom: Veronica Mars
    Pairing: Cindy Mackenzie/Veronica Mars/Madison Sinclair

    Fandom: Veronica Mars
    Pairing: Cassidy Casablancas/Cindy Mackenzie/Lilly Kane

    Fandom: Transformers (2007/2009/2011)
    Pairing: Mikaela Banes/Maggie Madsen/Carly Spencer

    Fandom: Veronica Mars
    Pairing: Cindy Mackenzie/Keith Mars/Veronica Mars*

    Fandom: Harry Potter
    Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Pansy Parkinson/Ginevra Weasley

    Fandom: Chuck
    Pairing: Chuck Bartowski/Ellie Bartowski/Sarah Walker*

    Fandom: Chuck
    Pairing: Ellie Bartowski/Alex McHugh/Sarah Walker

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    Saturday, November 8th, 2014
    7:51 pm
    MCU: "Maid of Honor" (Natasha & Tony, background Phil/Stephanie)
    Title: Maid of Honor
    Fandom: MCU / The Avengers (Marvel)
    Relationships: Natasha Romanov & Tony Stark, with background Phil Coulson/Stephanie Rogers, and mention of past Natasha Romanov/Phil Coulson
    Summary: Natasha is the maid of honor at Phil and Stephanie's wedding. Tony tries to console her by quoting Pat Benatar and sharing a bottle of really expensive vodka. It only sort of works, but even that much is a blessing.

    ( Maid of Honor )

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    Friday, October 10th, 2014
    9:36 am
    Folgerscest: "Where the Heart Is" (Brother/Sister, 6/8)
    The antepenultimate chapter of "Where the Heart Is"! I was hoping to have the entire thing finished before this year's Yuletide assignments were sent out. I . . . don't think that's going to happen.

    Where the Heart Is (15423 words) by Alixtii
    Chapters: 6/8
    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.

    Luke and Lexie go to the Hendersons' New Years Eve Eve party. But so does Gwen, and drama ensues.


    ( Where the Heart Is, 6/8 )

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    Thursday, October 9th, 2014
    7:00 pm
    Dear Yuletide Author 2014
    (N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2013 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 [community profile] yuletide 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 female characters with agency--and in the relationships between them. I'm also drawn to what I call will-to-poweriness, the adolescent fantasy, the desire to exceed oneself that also draws me to things like superhero comics (one of my fandoms is, indeed, X-Men) and fantasy shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which is my main fandom). 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 I think you can see this in many of my requests. I talk more about my love of radically autonomous young female characters in this post from 2006 and provide more examples of the specific dynamic I like and why I think it rings for me; I go on to talk about incest, but since that's not relevant for any of my requests this year you can feel free to ignore that part.

    Beyond that, I like to think I'm easy to write for. 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.

    more on illuminatus! )

    more on rebecca of sunnybrook farm )



    more on tgwtg )
    Friday, September 12th, 2014
    9:25 pm
    BtVS Podfic: "Tiens, Voilà Dix Sous, pour la Salle-de-Bains" (Buffy/Darla)


    Title: Tiens, Voilà Dix Sous, pour la Salle-de-Bains
    Author: [personal profile] alixtii
    Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Pairing: Buffy/Darla
    Summary: Taking care of one another is what this world is about.
    A/N: Set in an AU season 6 where Darla was chipped instead of Spike. Spoilers for everything up to "Once More, With Feeling," say. Title from T.S. Eliot's poem "Dans le Restaurant."

    Format: MP3
    Length: 0:23:40
    Size: 21.9 MB

    Links
    Original text at AO3.
    Download or stream from Google.
    Temporary download from Sendspace.

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    7:59 pm
    Alice in Wonderland: "To Dream a Dream"
    So, during the 20 minutes before I left for church on Sunday, I may have committed this [community profile] fic_corner treat...

    To Dream a Dream (469 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Alixtii
    Fandom: Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Related Fandoms
    Characters: Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Alice Liddell, Original Female Character

    Summary: The dreams haven't stopped for Alice Liddell, but she has learned to control them.

    ( To Dream a Dream )

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    Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
    12:21 pm
    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist: "Punk and Circumstance" (Nick/Norah)
    Here's the story I wrote for [community profile] fic_corner:

    Punk and Circumstance (3607 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Alixtii
    Fandom: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
    Relationship: Nick O'Leary/Norah Silverberg
    Characters: Nick O'Leary, Norah Silverberg, Caroline (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist), Tris (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist), Ira Silverberg

    Summary: Nick attends the Sacred Heart graduation ceremonies--and the surprisingly intimate afterparty.

    ( Punk and Circumstance )

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    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    6:31 pm
    Fic Corner, Yuletide, and Me
    I left a comment on the Yuletide fandom promotion post advertising Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. I'd also like to promote the other two fandoms I plan on nominating, The Illuminatus! Trilogy and That Guy With the Glasses, but I really don't have the least clue how to go about it. They're not easy fandoms to explain, exactly.

    (All three fandoms are ones I made requests for last year, so my Dear Yulewriter Letter ought to be pretty easy to write this year. And whatever won't get written will qualify for the Some Day My Fic Will Come Challenge.)

    In the meantime, I'm making last-minute edits to my [community profile] fic_corner story. Stories are supposed to go live tomorrow, but there's still one participant who hasn't yet gotten a fic written for them, so if you can write something for Dreamdark series - Laini Taylor, Snow Eyes series - Stephanie A. Smith, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun, or Ultra Maniac then go here; if you can write for Dark Is Rising Sequence – Susan Cooper then go here.

    Looking at the fandoms, it looks like the [community profile] fic_corner story written for me will be either Ender's Game or The A.I. Gang both of which would be awesome.

    I had hoped to have completely finished Where the Heart Is by the time Yuletide assignments went out, but that's looking unlikely at this point. Although the antepenultimate chapter is mostly finished at this point, so hopefully I will get a chance to post it at least sometime in the next few weeks. I really do love those wacky incestuous kids. The sequel Where They Have to Take You In and prequel "One's Birthplace, Ratified by Memory" mostly just exist in my brain at this point. As does quite a bit of MCU fic, including a bunch of genderswap fic (Stephanie/Coulson, Toni/Natasha, Clint/girl!Thor) as well as sequels to The Caged Birds (including Coulson/Darcy, Tony/Pepper/Jane, and Bruce/Natasha fics).

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    Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    7:33 am
    Ender's Game Podfic: The Whipping Girl (Peter/Val)


    Title: The Whipping Girl
    Author: [personal profile] alixtii
    Fandom: Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card
    Pairing: Peter Wiggin/Valentine Wiggin (note that that is a sibling incest pairing)
    Summary: He loves her for her martyrdom.
    A/N: Set in an AU where Val didn't leave to go with Ender but stayed with Peter instead

    Format: MP3
    Length: 0:06:37
    Size: 6.41 MB

    Links
    Original text at AO3.
    Download or stream from Google.
    Temporary download from Sendspace.

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    Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
    3:53 pm
    *headdesk*
    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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    Saturday, June 21st, 2014
    7:09 pm
    Dear Fic Corner Scribbler
    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 <a href=""http://alixtii.livejournal.com/131281.html>in this post from 2006</a>. 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.

    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.
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014
    2:00 pm
    Pitch Perfect: "They Don't Talk About It" (Beca & Kimmy Jin)
    They Don't Talk About It (277 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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    Monday, May 5th, 2014
    11:56 am
    Folgerscest: "Where the Heart Is" (Brother/Sister, 5/8)
    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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    Friday, October 11th, 2013
    7:23 pm
    (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 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 [community profile] yuletide 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 female characters with agency--and in the relationships between them. I'm also drawn to what I call will-to-poweriness, the adolescent fantasy, the desire to exceed oneself that also draws me to things like superhero comics (one of my fandoms is, indeed, X-Men) and fantasy shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which is my main fandom). 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 I think you can see this in many of my requests. I talk more about my love of radically autonomous young female characters in this post from 2006 and provide more examples of the specific dynamic I like and why I think it rings for me; I go on to talk about incest, but since that's not relevant for any of my requests this year you can feel free to ignore that part.

    Beyond that, I like to think I'm easy to write for. 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.

    more on illuminatus! )

    more on rebecca of sunnybrook farm )

    more on awoken )

    more on tgwtg )
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
    9:58 pm
    Yuletide Noms, Revisited
    So I decided to ditch my Tart nomination, in favor of a slate of nominations which now looks like this:

    1. ?! Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson :

       
      Characters
      • ?! Miss Portinari
    2.  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan :

       
      Characters
      •  Rebecca Randall
      •  Emma Jane Perkins
    3.  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)
    4. ?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen :

       
      Characters
      • ?! Bree (Awoken)
      • ?! Andromeda Slate
      • ?! Scarlett Epistola
      • ?! Chloe Bay

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    Saturday, September 21st, 2013
    11:44 am
    Yuletide Noms 2013
    As of this writing, my nominations for Yuletide are:

    1. Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson :

      Characters
      • ?! Miss Portinari
    2. ?! Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan :

      Characters
      • ?! Rebecca Randall
      • ?! Emma Jane Perkins
    3. ?! Tart (2001) :

      Characters
      • ?! Cat Storm
      • ?! Eloise Logan
      • ?! Grace Bailey
      • ?! Heather von Strum
    4. ?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen :

      Characters
      • ?! Bree (Awoken)
      • ?! Andromeda Slate
      • ?! Scarlett Epistola
      • ?! Chloe Bay


    Comments, questions, requests?

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    Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
    5:19 pm
    Yuletide Noms!
    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 <i>The Squad</i> in particular is in some disarray. *eyes <user name="fox1013">* [Dreamwidth] This entry was originally posted at http://alixtii.dreamwidth.org/353537.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments there. You can comment there, using Open ID, or here.
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