Tags: fanfic


Fanfic: Empath Thorin (The Hobbit, AU)

Thanks to the wonderful Kittyknowsthings, on my Hobbit fic An Unexpected Landing. As anyone who has followed me for awhile knows, it is super easy to get me to post more of what I'm writing. This is another of my Hobbit fanfics. It's unfinished. I was going to post it on Tumblr, but then I realize even this first section is almost 5,000 words. The entire thing is almost 11,000 words long, and I'm not done. When did it get so long? It's set in modern times, but all the races and cultures of Middle Earth exist.

Tagged for: AU, PTSD, Thorin is an Empath, cultural differences, pre-relationship if you want to read it that way

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Fandom changes

Fun fact: Archive of Our Own keeps a record of your entire reading history. I decided that I would go all the way back to the first thing I read in my history (I read things before I made an account so those are lost to time) to kudos fics I didn't kudos, bookmark those fics that I didn't realize at the time would stay with me, and see if any authors I read multiple fics from had written more things I wanted to read.

It's been... interesting. I made my account during my hardcore Teen Wolf phase. Like seriously, the first 10 pages were SOLID Teen Wolf fanfic. Thank goodness a random Avengers fic finally broke that streak. I love me some Teen Wolf but damn past self.

Going through the Teen Wolf authors I read, I noticed two things:

1) A lot of them stopped writing after Teen Wolf. Some of them only wrote Teen Wolf, but a lot of them wrote stuff before that and just... stopped. Was Teen Wolf a fanfic author destroyer or what? I feel sad because some of these people were good authors and I would have loved to read more by them.

2) After Teen Wolf, a large number of authors then started writing Hockey RPF. Like a SCARY number of them. I... don't see the connection there? Like what led people to get interested in Teen Wolf only to jump to Hockey RPF? Whatever it was, it happened to a lot of authors. I did wonder if maybe they wound up in the Check, Please! and then wound up writing Hockey RPF (which is another trajectory I see in fic authors), but I would expect to see MORE Check, Please! fic if that was the case.

It's just... been really interesting to go back through and see what people are doing now. I'm going to continue going through my history. I imagine I'll have some more interesting observations while I do.

Moonwitch: Part 1 - Teen Wolf sci-fi AU, PG-13

Part 1: Where Derek walks in the woods a whole lot


The call for a Special Forces alphapack had come in from a small city on the edge of a wilderness preserve sometime just after dawn on a Thursday. Derek hadn’t been at HQ when the call came in. He’d been in bed at his apartment, trying to recover from a previous mission that had gone wrong in a truly spectacular fashion. All he wanted to do was sleep for a week, but when the videoscreen beeped he got up out of bed.

“Hale.” Which was all the greeting Derek ever gave. He only activated sound, leaving the screen blank. The last thing he needed was someone from HQ to see his naked ass as he stumbled around in his dark bedroom, trying to find clothing.

“We have a situation of some sort just south of the western preserve.” Lydia was a red witch, a very powerful red witch, that could make even the toughest alphas jump when she gave the order. Derek was simultaneously impressed and annoyed by her ability even as he pulled on pants and mentally rearranged his planned schedule for his day off. “They’re calling for an alphapack.”

“I’m on leave,” Derek reminded her. If they were calling in alphas on leave, it had to be bad. He found a shirt, sniffed it, and decided that it wasn’t too bad. Laundry hadn’t been high on his list of things to do for the last week.

“I know.” Derek snorted at the lack of apologies from Lydia. Typical when she was determined to get her way. “We’ve already got one alphapack deployed dealing with a few rogue omegas, three on guard rotation at the detention centers since there was a full moon last night, and two others in districts too far to get here in a reasonable amount of time. We’re pulling in the second string now.”

A lack of apologies and insults? Must be big. “What’s going on?” Derek pulled on a pair of socks. His wallet and keys went into his pocket.

“There’s a missing established pack. Nine werewolves. The local law enforcement found the alpha in pieces in the woods. They’re refusing to go back out to look for the rest of the pack and we need to find out what happened.”

“Wait. They found the alpha in pieces and eight missing betas?” Omegas were often found torn to pieces if they turned vicious and strayed into an established family pack’s territory. Occasionally, it happened to betas if for some reason their alpha went crazy on them. Usually by the time the alpha went after the second beta, the others in the pack banded together to take the alpha out. Sometimes they even succeeded.

But an entire pack? Even the alphapack would have problems taking down a pack even with weapons and back-up. It just didn’t happen.

“There’s already rumors spreading about this. Law enforcement wants to keep in low key, but...” Lydia signed over the line. She sounded tired and Derek wondered if they’d pulled her in before her shift to coordinate this. “An alpha is dead and its presumed the rest of the pack is too. We need you out there yesterday to figure out what is going on.”

His day off could wait. Derek pushed his feet into shoes and began to do up the laces. “I’ll be there in less than an hour.”

Read the whole thing on AO3

Baculums for all!

Wolf Bone

Someone else knows that wolves have a penis bone. Not only that, someone else wrote a fic featuring it.


Why does my brain do this to me?

One of my guilt pleasures is Ghost Hunters. I know some of it is wishful thinking on the ghost hunters part (seriously, a bunch of their "voices" sounds like creaks from an old house or something like a squirrels in the attic), but I wouldn't go so far as saying it was faked. It could be, but that's not why I watch. I watch it to see a bunch of people who are totally cool and calm dealing with creepy, paranormal stuff lose their shit when a bug lands on them. Or watch them play pranks on each other. Or start talking about the most hilariously random crap while wandering around. Or watch them prove that some of the paranormal stuff is actually pipes, wind blowing a door, lights from outside, etc.

I am currently glutting on Teen Wolf fanfiction. Which is a dangerous thing, be

I am so tempted to write werewolf ghost detectives with the Teen Wolf cast. Lydia is the skeptic always proving stuff isn't ghosts except when she can't. Then she gets pissed. Derek is the leader with a tragic past, and the reason people tune into the show because he is hot in leather jacket and tight jeans that he wears to investigate. Allison totally believes because she's seen them and drags Scott, who is spastic comic relief, along with her. Issac, Erica, and Boyd are all investigators who regularly go on various investigations depending on what is needed. Jackson is one of the tech guys who Lydia orders convinces on investigating once in a while. Stiles is one of the other tech guys who use to sit in the van all the time watching the camera feeds until the fans started demanding that he be more active in investigations (because they loved is random wacky comments and the UST between him an Derek).

Everyone knows about werewolves. In fact, half the audience turns in just to see if any of the investigators will get scared enough to wolf out. Scott does this on a scarily frequent basis as does Issac and occasionally Boyd and Erica. There is much debate on what, if anything, would make Derek wolf out (and some debate about if he did one time). Werewolves are normal but ghosts are a different thing entirely. LOL.

On one hand, I kind of want to write this. On the other hand, I'm not sure anyone would read something quite this self-indulgent. It would be hilarious

Also, my paid account expired and now I need to decide if I want to stay with LJ or move over to Dreamwidth. I'm thinking of paying on a month to month basis until LJ either implements their terrible continuous friend's page idea (the one thing I absolutely loathe about Tumblr) or drops it entirely. Sigh.

Summary: I didn't get it

I am reading The Sentinel fanfiction, which I don't think I can recommend as a whole since most authors seem to think that if the main characters have sex, puppies and rainbows follow them ever afterwards and all of life's problems are fixed. I feel like most stories are almost the exact opposite of the romance novel trope where if the two characters would have a five minute conversation then the entire reason for the book would be solved. In The Sentinel fic, since the two characters know each other's every feeling, all their problems are solved. Sorry, life doesn't work that way.

I was telling miome that despite this, and the fact that I've only ever seen half an episode of the series, I keep reading. Mostly because I keep wondering how much of what I'm seeing repeatedly in fanfics was actually based on the show and how much is fanon. Of course, Miome asked me what I remembered about the half episode I'd seen. Below is my summary.

"There was a curly haired guy and a macho man. They were in South America. I think curly haired guy had been kidnapped? Anyway I remember a village and that macho man kicked ass. Then there was a black panther. I didn't get that part."

Miome tells me I pretty much summed up the series there. :D

Also, the AC for our apartment is still not fixed. This is getting ridiculous. We've called the apartment complex several times and nothing. Not pleased.

It's like the gay romance novel I always wanted

It's not often that my search of the internet brings me goodies, but when it does, they are always the best goodies. I found a link to what was being touted as "original vampire slash" on delicious.com. Given that I am a masochist sometimes, I clicked on the link and started reading.

About two pages in I see the word "Carpathian." Wait. I know that word. It's from a series of truly terrible romance novels by Christine Feehan. I am dying laughing now because when I say these books are terrible, I mean they are bad.Collapse )


Why is there no fanfiction?

All I have seen is a minute long trailer, and I already wish there was fanfiction for the Avengers movie. Hell, I'd be tempted to write it myself if I didn't know that it was going to get jossed all to hell come May 2012.

Although miome and I came up with a hilarious snippet that ended with Tony Stark feeling the need to write a letter of apology to some dwarven engineer for telling Thor about cockrings. ^_^

In other news, I made salmon with tomatillo sauce that was absolutely fantastic. Sauce was a bit more work than I thought it would be, but you can make it ahead of time and just warm it up. Will have to remember that.

And at the end of this post, spell checker does not like the words tomatillo, jossed, cockring, dwarven, or fanfiction. Fanfiction and jossed I can understand, but the other three are just mind boggling. Clearly the Firefox spell checker needs to get out more.