Fic: The Viscount's Daughter

May. 21st, 2017 07:22 am
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Double post in quick succession because I have the memory of a sieve and didn't wait for reveals before making my last post. *eyeroll*

But! My [community profile] fandom5k fic was:

The Viscount's Daughter (9129 words) by shopfront
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cora Hale/Lydia Martin, Allison Argent & Lydia Martin, Allison Argent/Scott McCall
Characters: Aiden (Teen Wolf), Natalie Martin, Derek Hale
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Tudor Era, Alternate Universe - Historical, Courtship, Drama, Slow Burn, Misunderstandings
Summary: The Honourable Lydia Martin, daughter of Viscount Martin, has been the talk of the country gentry since losing the Whittemore heir as her fiancé. But with the son of a Baron now calling, and the Duke Hale and his sister moving in nearby, will Lydia get a respite from gossip - or wind up the centre of another scandal?

Cardiff + gardening

May. 20th, 2017 07:13 pm
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Two really cool things I need to squee about. Firstly, gardening! I am not killing everything yaaaay. Happy garden things that have happened this week: Lots of garden babble, cut for the uninterested. )

Second exciting thing is we're off to Cardiff next weekend for the first time, to take advantage of the public holiday Monday and use up some Doctor Who tickets a friend gave us for Christmas. My shortlist of stuff to do depending on weather is: Bute Park and Cardiff Castle, Castle Coch, St Fagans, Cathays Cemetary, and of course walk the bay. But if anyone has any recommendations I'd love to hear them! We're only there Saturday-Tuesday, but given it's only three hours from door to door we're heading out early Saturday and back late Tuesday so I'm hoping we'll be able to squeeze a few things in.

In other news: note to self, enrol to vote tomorrow (it is SO WEIRD being eligible to vote in another country. So weird.)

My Plans For Wonder Woman

May. 19th, 2017 05:35 pm
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Ready for our Amazing Amazon? :)

I'll be hosting my final BradyGirl_12 Challenge on [community profile] wonderwomanlove and Wonderwomanlove (LJ), my comms dedicated to the Amazing Amazon. Check 'em out and join up! Truly, history will be made with the release of this film, and hopefully we've got a lot of fannish inspiration coming our way. :) Details on the Challenge soon, and [personal profile] ctbn60 has already created a fantastic banner, ready for all participants. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, some WW links for you: (One wonders who greenlights these things. The Clueless Train chugs along!) (I knew Wonder Woman's creator lived for years as part of a menage a trois and his bondage tastes, but this really goes in-depth into his connection to the 1910s Women's Movement. Might be why the movie has been set during WWI because of the vitality of the Movement.)

Fic: That Special Something (1/1)

May. 18th, 2017 11:33 am
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Title: That Special Something (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark Kent, Diana Prince, Oliver Queen, Arthur Curry, Bruce/Dick, The Wayfarer, J’onn J’onzz
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge, Drama
Rating: PG-13
Claim: For my 2017 Bruce/Dick Bingo Card.
Prompt: Teamwork
Pattern: Row B (Straight/Vertical Line Bingo) (1/3)
Prompt Count: (4/9)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Clark knows the depth of the Dynamic Duo’s teamwork.
Date Of Completion: March 29, 2017
Date Of Posting: May 18, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1066
Feedback welcome and appreciated.

So I had a good idea of these two and their teamwork. The JLA had heard of it, but hearing is different from seeing. They had their opportunity during a mission several years ago… )

Ficcish Update

May. 17th, 2017 05:54 pm
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Author sign--ups are now open at DCU-Bang and Marvel_Bang. I think I'll pass this year, the first time since 2011 that I won't have a Big Bang on my plate, but I'm pretty busy with my Bruce/Dick Bingo Card, anyway. So far, out of 9 squares I have 3 filled/posted, 2 in the queue to be posted, writing No. 6, ideas for No. 7 and 8, and no idea for No. 9. :)

I'm hoping to get back to some of my Han/Luke stuff again, and am pleased to see that METV will be airing the original Battlestar Galactica starting June 3rd. Could be some fresh inspiration there! I've got a few Clark/Bruce stories in mind, too.

Hmm, looks like DC is taking up my time, but I'm sure Marvel will sneak in there, too. Some Steve/Bucky? A little Natasha/Pepper? ;)

Stay tuned!

Fly by rec

May. 14th, 2017 08:56 am
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[community profile] fandom5k is live kiddies, go feast your eyes on all that beautiful longish fic! And by all means guess mine in the comments if that's your thing.

Before I start checking out the rest of the archive, I have to pimp my gift though. I was super excited this morning becaaaaause: it's one of my tiny crossover femslash pairings! And it's a lovely look at Jaylah and at the Dax hosts through time and just eee, you should all go read.

I'll See You Around (5904 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jaylah/Dax, Jaylah/Emony Dax, Jaylah & Audrid Dax, Jaylah & Jadzia Dax
Characters: Jaylah (Star Trek), Dax (Trill symbiont), Emony Dax, Audrid Dax, Jadzia Dax
Additional Tags: Crossover Pairings, Trills, Symbionts, world building
Summary: Emony Dax meets Jaylah back at the very beginning of Trill interest in Federation membership, and afterwards she doesn't expect to see her again. Emony doesn't, but Audrid and Jadzia do.

Dear everywoman writer

May. 13th, 2017 08:38 pm
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Under construction and will be finished later today (May 22 UK time)- apologies for the delay! And please don't read anything into preferred fandoms or anything by what's already here, I've been very haphazardly filling this out in small snippets of time. Complete! Sorry it took me a little longer than I thought. It's rather long and rambly so apologies for typos or whatever. Hopefully once you've pulled out just the stuff that applies to the request(s) we matched on it's not an overwhelming info dump, but I requested so many fandoms and pairings that it all added up rather quickly!

Psst readlist, you have six days left to sign up for [community profile] everywoman. Get on that.

Dear Author )

Sanctuary )

Dark Angel )

Star Trek )

Legend of the Seeker. )

Crossovers - Conviction, How To Get Away With Murder, Teen Wolf, Harry Potter, Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, Chronicles of Riddick, Legend of the Seeker, Sanctuary, Star Trek - Voyager & DS9, Dark Angel, Supergirl. )
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Title: The New Frontier V: From Camelot To Crazy (2/2)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Bruce/Dick
Continuities: Comics Silver Age, Comics Bronze Age
Series Notes: Well, it’s no secret that I absolutely love Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier! As I read it I got all sorts of ideas, and will collect them under the umbrella title, "The New Frontier". Stories could range from slash to (gasp!) gen and het. :) I’d like to focus on many different characters within the framework of The New Frontier universe, or use it as a jumping-off point. All stories can be found here.
Genres: Challenge, Drama, Historical
Rating (this chapter): NC-17 (Not too explicit)
Claim: For my 2017 Bruce/Dick Bingo Card.
Prompt: Elseworlds
Pattern: Row C (Straight/Vertical Line Bingo) (3/3)
Prompt Count: (3/9)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: When the world around you is going crazy, time to grab the ones you love and hold on tight.
Chapter Summary: In 1968, the future looks grim.
Date Of Completion: March 24, 2017
Date Of Posting: May 12, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count (this chapter): 1650
Feedback welcome and appreciated.

And Dick Grayson was 21, graduated from Hudson University, and unsure of what his next step would be as summer turned into fall. )

JFK's Centennial

May. 10th, 2017 09:25 am
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This month is the Centennial Birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th).

We celebrate a man who:

Pushed for aid to the elderly (which was passed as Medicare after his death).

Supported the Civil Rights Movement (reluctant at first, he worried that Southern Democrats blocking his programs in Congress would be even more combative but once he decided to support the movement, he was all in, making the first speech about civil rights from the Oval Office (June 11, 1963) and welcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March On Washington organizers to the White House after a successful event on August 28, 1963).

After staring down into the nuclear abyss during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, he began to work toward a detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Oh, yeah, he saved the world from blowing up!

He gave a speech at American University on June 10, 1963, signaling his desire to start thawing relations with the Soviet Union.

He succeeded in pushing through the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on August 5, 1963.

He quietly approved a NSAM memo (October 11, 1963) to withdraw American advisors from Vietnam to conclude by the end of 1965. Withdrawals began before his trip to Dallas. After his death, a subsequent NSAM memo reversed this policy. He gave an interview to Walter Cronkite on September 2, 1963 that said the Government would not withdraw, but no candidate for President in 1964 would ever admit otherwise. The memo showed his intent. During the interview, he also said that the war would have to be won by the Vietnamese. "It's their war." He wanted no part of American ground troops in Southeast Asia.

Constantly held off his own generals, who wanted to invade Cuba (Operation Northwoods was a plot to kill Americans and blame Cuba. JFK walked out of the meeting. Needless to say, he didn't approve the operation.). During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the generals wanted to attack the missile sites, very likely triggering a nuclear response from Russia. They also wanted to launch a pre-emptive strike against Moscow. JFK refused. The generals considered JFK 'soft on Communism'. Air Force General Curtis LeMay (satirized in Dr. Strangelove) despised JFK and his brother, too, openly voicing his contempt.

JFK did come to the Presidency as a Cold Warrior, but no candidate, either Democrat or Repuplican, could afford to be accused of being 'soft on Communism' in 1960. He gradually realized that it was too dangerous to continue the arms race, especially after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He was a visionary who predicted we would send a man to the moon and bring him back safely before the decade was out. The first moon landing was July 20, 1969.

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