tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 08:32 pm
One assignment, one pinch-hit.

The recip for my assignment hasn't responded to any of her recent gifts, either comment or kudos, so while I think it's kind of rude not to say thank you, at least it's not personal.
Title: as the wyrm turns
: Merlin
Characters: Merlin, Gwen
Relationships: Merlin & Gwen
Rating: G
Summary: Magic had laws. His mother had been a lecturer of physics at Oxford for years before her sciatica made the constant standing an agony. Hunith had been the one to teach Merlin that all energy came from somewhere, that there was nothing new under the sun, and that every action had an equal and opposite reaction. She’d also been the one to observe that her son’s abilities and gifts followed those rules...most of the time.
I actually wanted to write a whole lot more to this - Arthur and Morgana and Merlin and Gwen all sitting down to dinner and having a conversation about magic and what it means in the world...

My second genex was a PH I picked up because I liked the recip, and because I could. It's not as brilliant as I'd envisioned it in my head (sometimes your brain does this, you know? And then it's not quite as magnificent as you thought it would be).
Title: stars of hope in dark despair
: Rogue One
Characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus, Luke Skywalker
Relationships: Chirrut Îmwe & Luke Skywalker, Chirrut Îmwe/Baze Malbus (background)
Rating: G
Summary: There’s no palm trees, no sand, no watery inlets, no tower – not anymore. Yet Chirrut knows exactly where he is. He can feel it – hope and success in the midst of death and destruction – that this was both the ending and the beginning, like the tale of an ancient snake who endlessly swallowed its tail to represent time unending...
I've had an idea for the story from Luke's POV for some time, and after writing this, I have ides for more Chirrut-and-Baze backstory, but the issue of time and hijacked brain is big right now...

And a recent Captain Hill snippet:
Title: Office Gossip
Characters: Steve Rogers, Cameron Klein
Relationships: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Rating: PG
Summary: “So, I heard that Commander Hill is seeing someone.”

Steve looks sharply up from the missions Maria gave him to sign off. Then he remembers that the person Maria is seeing is him.
This was a snippet that sprang from another fic I wrote a while back - 'go down with your shield or come back upon it' - which featured Steve and Maria negotiating their relationship.

This one was...kind of fun. And silly. But fun, too.
tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Monday, September 18th, 2017 08:17 am
My fic for Franzi and Gecko's fic exchange - a small friends-oriented exchange. You would not believe how many times I rewrote this assignment before I finally settled on this story. Apparently I have sedoretu on the brain...
The Road That Leads To Home (1595 words) by tielan
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Natasha Romanova, Laura Barton, Clint Barton, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Sedoretu
He surveys the land before them as the Wakandan plane hovers over the landscape, and Natasha tries to imagine it through his eyes.

“A farm?”

“A safehouse.” Somewhere to recover, with no lingering ghosts, with nothing to trigger his responses, even now the programming has been taken out.

The expression on his face is bleak. “And is it safe for them?”
tielan: Wonder Woman (WW - bracelets)
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 09:42 am
One assignment, one pinch hit.

My assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] nasimwrites, who asked for Narnia, Cor/Aravis futurefic.

title: sons of kings, daughter of tisrocs
Aravis has renounced all else, but she cannot renounce the blood running in her veins. She is born out of the line of Tisrocs and Tarkaans, blood of Calormene rulers who have laid siege to Archenland by means both foul and fair through the ages, and she may not lay claim to Archenland’s heir.
tags: Aravis/Shasta|Cor, Aravis, Shasta | Cor, King Lune, Corin, Original Characters, Hwin.
notes: My assignment, which I left until the last minute, submitted about 4K of average fic, and over the next week wrote it into 8K of something I'm actually quite happy with. Man, trying to get the language right was difficult. As was imagining the politics of not only nationalism but also race and gender in a world that was written by a clueless white guy. I guess I pulled it off; the response appears to have been positive.


The pinch-hit was for [archiveofourown.org profile] DesertVixen who wanted a Wonder Woman/Captain America crossover.

title: Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace
Her first sight of Bucky Barnes is over the barrel of a sniper rifle in the hills to the west of Wroclaw, deep in German-occupied territory. He is young and martial then, frowning slightly as he watches the prison camp in the snowy valley below through the scope of his rifle.
Some seventy years later, Diana’s first sight of the Winter Soldier is sitting on a seat of carved stone in a tropical garden in Wakanda, leaning back so the hot sun falls across his body, the rough arm prosthetic a jarring sight in the fluid greenery of the garden.
tags:James "Bucky" Barnes/Diana Prince, Crossover, Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie)
notes: This was a mad-panic 'waiting on this story' pinch hit that I took up after I spent the week rewriting my assignment. Do you know how hard it is to confine a meeting, history, relationship, and changed world canon in under 2K with a satisfying resolution? It's HARD. Probably just as well I wrote it in four hours last Sunday night or I'd have spent a lot of emotional energy fretting about it. As it stands, I'm pretty happy with the result.

On the off-chance that someone was wondering about the unusual word I used in both (last post), it was "ablutions".
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 09:06 am
My exchange fics tend to fall into a pattern. The recip and a couple of others respond during the anonymous period, but no-one else. Then, after reveals, my usual readers come in and make up the bulk of the response.

title: Now A Diff'rent Measure Try
summary: As she follows the road that winds around the edge of the lake, Diana glimpses the boxy, modern house of glass and steel and thinks, Is this not purpose?
tags: Diana (Wonder Woman) & Alfred Pennyworth, Alfred Pennyworth & Bruce Wayne, Diana (Wonder Woman) & Bruce Wayne, Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne, First Meetings, Friendship.
notes: For [archiveofourown.org profile] Apricot in the DCEU Exchange. I was hoping to write Part 2 with Diana and Bruce sparring, and Part 3 with Diana and Bruce sex, but that didn't happen this time. Maybe next DCEU story.

Waiting for the [community profile] rarepairfest to do reveals...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, July 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
A very small pool this year, but I still matched with at least one person who requested Maria & Pepper!

I admit, I would have liked to write a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] CamrynBarnes as the only other person who asked for Maria/Steve, but simply didn't have the time. I did get a couple of hundred words into several different universes, the problem is reaching a satisfactory ending...

Anyway, my assignment for [archiveofourown.org profile] finnimbrand:

title: Travel By Bubble
pairings/characters: Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, JARVIS.
tags: Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale
notes: I had such trouble with this, because neither Maria nor Pepper manage to fill the 'heroine' roles in femme-focused fairytales in any way, shape, or form - they're not the wanderers or explorers so much as the guardians and maintainers, and so trying to write them in as the heroines involved a lot of backstory and worldbuilding. In the end, I kind of said, "Ah, to heck with it," and just wrote them as the fairy godmothers, because they fit there!
“Why pink, anyway?” She wondered idly as she combed her fingers through the still-damp strands. “If we can magic the bubble into any color, why pink?”

“We tried making the bubble with all the other colours,” Maria reminded her from where she sat at the portable desk. “Pink’s the most efficient.”

And a treat I wrote for [archiveofourown.org profile] Rivulet027 because I had time and the idea took hold of me:

title: Break My Bones But You Won't See Me Fall
pairing/characters: Bucky/Sam, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, original characters, (background Steve/Maria).
tags: First Meeting, Alternate Universe - Single Parents, Alternate Universe - Human
notes: So I like these two flirting. They seem the type, and they work for me. Plus, the idea of Sam as a single daddy is just too much cute, and I'm pretty sure that Bucky agrees. I kind of 'reused' the character of Pippa from 'And Baby Makes Eight', only Steve is her biodad as well as her father in this universe.
Sam doesn't hold hands on the first date. Luckily, they're about to have dinner together...
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 11:43 am
title: Four Vixens And A Bunny Cop
summary: It starts with vixens. Four of them dressed to the nines and at sixes and sevens with the club bouncer.
tags: Judy Hopps/Nick Wilde
notes: I had a bit of fun with this one, although it was kind of stressful getting it done and wondering if it was good enough. I didn't read any Zootopia fic in the lead-up - just watched the movie a couple of times through, read up on the TV Tropes, and looked up the Wiki for some detail - so it probably doesn't resemble the standard ouvre of fic in the Zootopia fandom.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Monday, May 1st, 2017 01:33 pm
The sedoretu is coming along. I may have to skip Maria's "wait, wtf" scene with T'Challa, because I don't actually have enough space in this section. I'm trying to make each 'chapter' of the story ~3500 words, but so far we're at 1900 and I've just managed to introduce the complication. And Bucky has interrupted it as per the plan.

Now we need to have the conversation about Bucky and Steve, Maria and Steve, and Sharon and Steve, and then I was hoping there'd be room for T'Challa and Maria, but I'm doubtful.

After that, Natasha gives her opinion on EVERYTHING and starts trying to staunch the bleeding (metaphorically, not actually).

I guess this story is at the usual stage of "HIT THE PANIC BUTTONS, ALL RELEVANT PLOTBUNNIES TO THEIR STATIONS" given my life busyness right now and the due date for the [community profile] wipbigbang which is Mid-June (right around the same time as my quilts for the show are due; JOY).


I took a PH for a fic exchange that I can't specify because specifying it will instantly out me as the author (as though the story itself won't).

Why did I do this? Because...I don't even know why, only that I've made my situation a lot more complicated right when I don't need to.

Self? You suck.


Two fic exchange reveals (as though it wasn't immediately obvious).

[community profile] worldbuildingex

TITLE: All The Daughters Of My Father's House
SUMMARY: Lyra and Jyn Erso bouncing around a universe where the shadow of the Empire is growing longer.
CHARACTERS/PAIRINGS: Lyra Erso, Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera, Chirrut Imwe/Baze Malbus
TAGS: Alternate Universe (canon divergence), Jedha, Lyra survives, Mother Bear, Celebrations on
NOTES: My assignment asked for "rogue one: give me those ladies *grabby hands* i’m super interested in the structure of the rebel alliance as well as seeing women in positions of power/getting to tell their stories *cough*lyra*cough*. alternatively, my gay azn fathers. (tell me about the jedi temple! and chirrut’s relationship with it! and chirrut/baze ofc)". There were two more chapters planned, where Lyra goes to the Rebel Alliance and tries to keep Jyn from becoming a child soldier, but I didn't get to them. The worldbuilding for Alderaan academical structures was just a little more than my brain could take at the time.

It wasn't particularly well received, but then, it's not a particularly stellar story, IMO.

My [community profile] smutswap was immediately identifiable:

TITLE: Trust Tease
SUMMARY: Going slow, going deep, playing games with someone you trust with your body and your vulnerabilities.
CHARACTERS/PAIRINGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Thor (cameo)
TAGS: Smut, Oral Sex, Multiple Orgasms, Fucked Raw, Sex
NOTES: I had [personal profile] sunspot on my treats list anyway, because I never get assigned the Maria/Steve prompts...and lo and behold, I got assigned to them! So I wrote smut. It's very vanilla smut at this point, although they discuss/negotiate kink for later times, and I was planning to write the later times, only again, the due date defeated me.

I got a bit of flak on this one for forgetting that it was smut and labelling it 'G', which then had a whole bunch of people clicking on the story to check that I hadn't signed up for a smut swap and then written non-smut. However, I found it somewhat amusing that someone on FFA apparently gathered their courage, closed their eyes, and searched for oral sex in the story - OMG THE HET SEX IT BURNS MY EYEN!


Otherwise, April was spent in Camp NaNo trying to write original fiction - back to the Shadowkids again. I have the structure, I just have to concentrate enough to write it, dammit.

So May: write fic, make quilts, seek job, get winter garden in, score goals for hockey, cook for self...
tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:03 pm
Hetswap fic for [archiveofourown.org profile] Karmageddon
TITLE: KNight Templar
SUMMARY: Five times Natasha Romanoff protected James Barnes; and the time he didn't need it.
TAGS: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes & Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, T'Challa (cameo), Steve Rogers (cameo), Maria Hill (cameo), relationship, Spies & Secret Agents, Undercover Missions

Three [community profile] pbam Prompt Stack fics:
TITLE: Reeling Between Earth And Sky
SUMMARY: It's a reminder, not a restraint.
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Light Bondage, Sex

FANDOM: Rogue One
TITLE: or what's a heaven for?
SUMMARY: Jyn has learned not to reach for anything, because it won’t be there for long.
TAGS: Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso

TITLE: Ultimate Luxury
SUMMARY: The bath steaming behind Steve wasn’t just a ‘welcome home, relax a little before dinner’ – it was among the most excessive of gifts he could give her.
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Smut, Bath Sex, Established Relationship

And, off the cuff, a continuation of the Neighbours AU, where Maria and Steve are neighbours and start a relationship
TITLE: Encounters And Encores
SUMMARY: Steve planned to skim her mouth, teasing her with promises of more. Instead, Maria drops them straight into the zone, adrenaline and heat striking a lightning connection between his brain and his balls, no seduction required. As opening salvos go, Steve thinks, a little blurrily, it’s a good one.
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Sex, Oral Sex, Couch Sex, negotiating sex, Did I mention the sex?, Alternate Universe - Neighbors, Alternate Universe, Smut, Fluff and Smut

So, yeah, that's quite a lot of Captain Hill smut for an increasingly shrinking audience...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 07:13 pm
So, as it turned out, I wrote six stories in Chocolate Box - one assignment, one pinch hit, and four treats.

My Assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] chokolattejedi and was Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern - or, more correctly, the Harper Hall of Pern, centering on Menolly.
FANDOM: Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
TITLE: Rhythms Of Living
SUMMARY: Learning and growing in the Harper Hall.
TAGS: Menolly (Dragonriders of Pern), Robinton (Dragonriders of Pern), Sebell (Dragonriders of Pern), Silvina (Dragonriders of Pern), Lessa (Dragonriders of Pern), The Harper Hall, Journeyman Menolly, Dealing With Prejudice, Women of Pern
It's kind of funny; Menolly and the Harper Hall aren't my favourite parts of Pern to read - I'm fond of them, sure, but I always wanted more about Lessa/F'lar and Brekke/F'nor myself. Still, it was good to go back through Menolly's books, and even read All The Weyrs again.

I haven't read any of Todd McCaffrey's books; I think I pretty much gave up at the Dolphins of Pern, or maybe one book later? The Masterharper of Pern? IDEK. It might just be that I'd grown up and moved on, or that I wanted more complicated characterisation, or more female protags... I don't remember why anymore. I just haven't looked at a Pern book in a while.


My pinch hit was a Rogue One Jyn/Cassian request for [archiveofourown.org profile] opticalprism who prompted "5 ways they drive each other up the wall (and they wouldn't have it any other way)" which, of course, occasioned not only All The Little Things That Irk Them, but also Word Play Opportunity. I love it when a good plan comes together!
FANDOM: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
TITLE: Drive Me Crazy
SUMMARY: Chirrut’s mouth quirks. “Grow used to it from one you love. Trust me. Easier all around.”
RATING: Mature
TAGS: Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso, Chirrut Îmwe/Baze Malbus (background), Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Bodhi Rook, Baze Malbus, Chirrut Îmwe, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Five Times, 5+1 Things, relationship, Humour, Cameos from everyone, Fluff
I'm extremely pleased with how this turned out, and really pleased with the response to it, which has been quite enthusiastic. I don't usually get a lot of comments on my fics. I'm not sure why. Am I intimidating?


After my required stories, it was a question of going back through and looking for prompts I liked and could fill. Unfortunately nobody else asked for Maria/Steve, so I went hunting for other seeds out of which I could grow trees.

I did a quick search for anyone requesting Luna Lovegood in HP (my OTP for Harry is actually Harry/Luna) and found [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin was asking for Luna and Neville during their 7th Year at Hogwarts. To quote Chekov: "I CAN DO ZAT!" (*sob*)
FANDOM: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
TITLE: Evenly Distributed
SUMMARY: They can do this. They can survive. They will.
TAGS: Neville Longbottom & Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Dumbledore's Army, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Freeform, Missing Scene, Carrows Reign at Hogwarts

Next up, [archiveofourown.org profile] Gelsey was asking for Stargate SG1, Sam Carter and Jack O'Neill. I haven't written these two crazy kids in years...
FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
TITLE: Quite Proper
SUMMARY: It is totally and completely appropriate for a general to look out for his people.
TAGS: Sam Carter & Jack O'Neill, Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Friendship, All The Things They Don't Say, Late Night Conversations, Snacks & Snack Food
This was written at fairly high speed - no time for a significant story, just write an interlude!


Generally speaking, my friends don't tend to ask for things I really enjoy writing. I still keep an eye out for their requests. And when [archiveofourown.org profile] theladyscribe asked for Queen/Spy original fiction, my brain produced a bunny...
FANDOM: Original Work
TITLE: Emperah and Spy
SUMMARY: "A consort is for bringing up sons," said her mother, the Emperah that was. "The concubini are for pleasure and release and a little fun. But lovers... A lover is a threat to you and to the empire."
TAGS: Queen, Spy
In spite of it's limited appeal, I'm quite pleased with it. I've had several Imperial courts in my head for a while, and the idea of a beneficial Imperium vs. a corrupt and venal Republic is a concept that I think would be worth exploring in our current times. It all comes down to working out the plot, the structure, and the twist (if there is one).

And after I wrote Emperah and Spy, I figured I was done.


Because while perusing letters, I discovered [archiveofourown.org profile] bittersnake had asked for a Rogue One, Cassian/Jyn Black Jewels fusion...




TITLE: Oaths Broken And Remade
SUMMARY: It’s one thing to know that obedience isn’t the first law and quite another to look at nearly twenty males who are about to break faith with the Queens whose honor they once swore to uphold.
TAGS: Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso, Alternate Universe - Black Jewels Fusion
The idea of honour, and of Blood male responsibilities is a theme that comes up again and again in the Black Jewels series. It's usually explored with regards to a Queen, which is understandable because that's how the society works. But I thought it would be interesting to explore further the concept of males serving an idea or ideal, mingled in with the refrain that's passed through the books, from Saetan to Lucivar to Daemon, and from Lucivar to Jared Blaed: The First Law isn't obedience. I was going to add in Everything has a price, but figured that would only muddy the waters.

Incidentally? Twenty-four men focused around a single female works as the First and Second Circles of a Queen's court. It's the little things...


All in all, I'm pretty happy with them all - not just the responses to them, but with them as stories.
tielan: (PacRim - Mako)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:19 am
Just one gift for me, as usual. In the last couple of years, I've come to accept that treats are things that happen to other people.

My gift is Rogue One with Chirrut/Baze:
title: Shell Game
summary: Desperate times prompt desperate actions.
characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus
rating: G
warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
tags: Established Relationship, Rebellion
Since the author hasn't included a lot of detail, I would add that the story is a neat little mystery/heist interlude, set just before the movie, and that I really enjoyed the 'role reversal' with Chirrut being the one to 'rescue' Baze rather than the other way around as happens in the movie. Plus, they're cute.


I wrote five fics for Chocolate Box, treats, assignments, pinch-hits. If you can work out which ones, you get a ficlet of your choice.

First one to work out which fics are mine gets a ficlet written for any character/pairing. (You only need to guess one, but then that one is off the table.)

Hint: none of the fics I wrote are anything you wouldn't expect from me, including pairings, characters, and tropes.
tielan: Yoda, deal with it (SW - Yoda deal)
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 09:05 am
title: wade into the water, learn to live again
summary: Nothing about the coolly focused captain of Rebellion Intelligence prepared Jyn Erso for Cassian Andor.
characters: Jyn, Cassian, cameos from Bodhi, Baze, and Chirrut, as well as Wes Jansen.
relationships: Cassian/Jyn
rating: PG-13

It looks like [community profile] rogueonekink is owning my soul right now.

(It doesn't help that Maria has been stalling for a month and more. Yes, Maria, you have issues, I know you don't like laying them out, but the audience needs to know why you have such a freakout about intimate relationships so they can watch you learn to deal with it.)

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year to those who celebrate! We have a lunch at my mother's and I have to hurry and finish the binding on a quilt that's going to a young cousin (my cousin's son) - a belated Christmas present...
tielan: Yoda, deal with it (SW - Yoda deal)
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 10:20 am
FANDOM: Rogue One
TITLE: Never To Outgrow The Heart
SUMMARY: Galen Erso wakes with the aftertaste of bacta in his mouth and a grim recollection of dying. After that, only one question matters: Where is his daughter?
RELATIONSHIPS: Galen Erso & Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso
TAGS: POV Outsider, Romance, fathers and daughters, Shovel Talk, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Galen Erso survives
NOTES: So someone wanted a Rogue One fic where everyone lives and Galen gives Cassian the shovel talk. It didn't quite work out that way. Oddly, I can see everyone else giving Cassian the shovel talk (possibly even K2, for big hilarity) but Galen...not so much.

Anyway, now that's out, I have to get back to sedoretu where Maria is seriously stalling. SERIOUSLY. STALLING.
tielan: (mr president)
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 02:53 pm
For [livejournal.com profile] crazy4orcas, who's been having a rough time with her physical health in the last week, and asked for a Clint/Natasha ficlet.

Hope it cheers you up a little, hon!

From my 'Queen For Marvel Territory' Black Jewels fusion series.

Title: A Beautiful Death (906 words) by tielan
Summary: Death sits across the campfire from Clint Barton; the question is whether he can forbear from teasing her.
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Black Jewels Fusion, Fireside conversations
Notes: I've had it in mind to write 'extra scenes' from the Black Jewels/MCU fusion I did years ago, and there are notes and everything, but this is the only one I've so far been motivated enough to finish.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 09:30 pm
Title: oh, there’s a show alright, but it may not be the one you want
Summary: “So, after months of trying to keep you lot quiet and under the radar, you’ve managed to completely blow your cover, start a manhunt, and declare yourselves gay for each other in just over fifty hours.”
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Sam Wilson, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill
Additional Tags: Captain America 4: Road Trip, Fluff, Vegas marriage, For Great Hilarity, Maria Hill isn't paid enough for this shit, Sam And Bucky Make Mischief, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Resolved Sexual Tension, Past Abuse, Angst, Trauma, Psychological Trauma, Happy Ending, Someone Bring The Vacuum Cleaner Because This Fic Ending Is FLUFFY
notes: The story that got written because the response was rather more enthusiastic than I was expecting...
tielan: (don't mess with)
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 07:00 pm
According to AO3, I created or updated ~100 fannish works.

MCU: Maria/Steve
Ruled And Ruler - PG-13 [Narnia crossover, Phil, Trip, Darcy]
Men and Mailboxes - PG-13 [Neighbours AU]
Sokovia, Suburbia, and the Senate - PG-13
you should never know how easy you are to need - PG13 [angst]
don’t let me in with no intention to keep me - PG-13 [angst + happy ending]
Gardens And Guys Next Door - PG13 [Neighbours AU]
Pre and Post - NC17
Interludes And Interruptions - PG13 [Neighbours AU]
now I lay me down to sleep - G
a practical acquaintance with bees - PG [Maria & Everyone]
The Next Move - PG [Maria/Steve, Clint/Natasha]
intimacy and seduction - R
She Don't Do Damsel - NC17 [kink]
Misery Loves Company - PG13
House Sitting And Holidays - PG13 [Neighbours AU]
Face Value - NC-17
Wake-up Call - G
Stockholm In Subversion - NC17 [Prisoner/Test Subject AU]
Building Blocks - PG13
the one who got away - PG13
Arrows Of Paris - G
Life Can Only Be Lived Forwards - PG13
Presumptuous - NC17
What Happens In Asgard - NC17
Snow Falling On City Blocks - PG13
Pinky And The Brain - G [meta]
Keep Calm And Manage The Damage - PG13
Always On Your Side - PG13 [Civil War AU]
Lepidopterae - PG13 [Time Traveller's Husband AU]
Italian Food And Invitations - PG13 [Neighbours AU]
Limits By Moonlight - PG13 [Psy-Changeling AU]
Every Breaking Wave - PG13 [Time Traveller's Husband AU]
Return To Me - PG13
Not Comforting - G
When The West Wind Moves - PG
How To Ask A Girl To The Yule Ball - PG [Hogwarts AU]
Casualties of War - PG13
As We Lie In Fields Of Gold - PG13
Weapon Of Choice - PG13
Interludes With Jaeger Pilots - PG13 [Jaeger AU]
Once A Good Man - PG
The Same Page - PG
A Tall, Cool Glass Of Water - PG
something attempted, something gained - NC17
Short And Bittersweet - PG
What's Gone Before - PG13
To The End Of Love - M
The Measure Of A Male - PG13 [Black Jewels AU]

MCU: Other Pairing
Small Intimacies - PG-13 [Maria/Bucky]
Jesse's Girl - NC17 [Sharon/Bucky]
Dreams Don't Count - NC17 [Sharon/Bucky]
Refresher Course - NC17 [Sharon/Bucky]
trying to break the mould - G [Peggy/Steve, Steve/Bucky]
an inconvenient time of day - NC17 [Natasha/Bucky]
In From The Cold - PG [Jaeger AU, Clint/Natasha]
oh, there’s a show alright, but it may not be the one you want - NC17 [Bucky/Sam]
One Night In New York - PG [Sharon/Sam]
Luck and Loyalties - PG [Maria/Bucky]
Detective Hardboiled And The FBI Fatale - PG [Bucky/Natasha]
Antiquated Communique [Jane/Thor]
a bit of magic waiting somewhere - NC17 [Maria/Natasha]
sing thee to thy rest - NC17 [Steve/Bucky]

MCU: Gen
How To Terrify Men And Influence People - [Maria & Wanda]
Trouble In Twos - G [AU, Tony Stark, Maria Hill]
The Goddamn Batman - G [humour, Maria Hill, Melinda May]
Livery of Seisin - G [Maria & Rhodey]
The Other One - PG [Maria & Peggy, Maria & Melinda May's Mom]
The Heads Of Her Enemies And A Spoon - [Maria & Natasha]
Not The Hero They Want - PG [Maria]
Not The Standard Model - PG [Jaeger AU, Maria & Pepper]
Fire Breathers - PG [Jaeger AU, Maria & Pepper]
Only Half Barton - G [Lila Barton, Cooper Barton]
holding on to what I haven't got - G [Natasha & Maria, Maria & Peggy, Maria & Steve]
There Is No In-Between (the Fight The Good Fight Remix) - PG [Peggy, Maria, Clint, Steve]
Fall In, Fallout - PG [Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Dum Dum Dugan]
Frayed Edges - PG [Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Maria Hill]
The Older Brother - G [Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff]
Carter's Eleven - G [Maria, Peggy, Melinda, Natasha, Bobbi, Isabelle, Skye, Akela, Sharon, Steve]
The Measure Of Their Days - PG [Jaeger AU, Wanda Maximoff, Peter Maximoff]
Reasons Of Presence - PG [T'Challa & Maria, T'Challa and Okoye]
what's dead is sacred - PG [Steve & Natasha]
united with holy purpose - PG [Bucky & Maria]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Contexts of Possession [Rey/Finn, Rey/Kylo (minor)]
Pacific Rim - Unexpected And Deadly [Mako, Kaidonovskies]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - a jedi craves not these things [Rey & Luke]
Angel the Series - Air: Foetid and Fresh[Fred/Gunn]
Pacific Rim - the noble art of blanketforts [Mako/Raleigh]
Jupiter Ascending - The Centre Of Scent [Jupiter/Caine]
Pacific Rim - Crushing On The Commander [MCU Crossover, Mako/Raleigh, Maria/Steve]
Persuasion (Jane Austen) - any port in a storm but only one place to call home [Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Interconnected Loops Of The Universe [Maz Kanata]
Pacific Rim - Warm And Bold [Mako, Kaidonovskies]
Pacific Rim - still in it for the fight [Mako/Raleigh]
Angel the Series - Watcher, Resurrected (the Ascending Tartarus Remix) [Faith Lehane, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Dawn Summers]
Angel the Series - Dust From A Distant Sun [Kate Lockley, Dawn Summers]
Ghostbusters - Heroes And Fans [MCU Crossover, Patty, Holtzmann, Rhodey, Tony]
Egyptian Gods - Older Than the Deserts [Ra]
Order of the Air (Melissa Scott & Jo Graham) - Voices For The Voiceless [Stasi, Douglas]
tielan: team under umbrella (H50 - team)
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 01:52 pm
Usually by now they would have gone live with the gifts. However, it's been a little delayed this year - 11th Jan.

My stocking has all the usual suspects that you'd expect me to ask for, and maybe a few that aren't.

There's a call for last-minute fills (it was posted on the 1st, but just in case).


Right now, I am writing *mumble mumble mumble* and [community profile] rogueonekink promps. They're not very kinky, TBH, it's pretty much just answering prompts.


Also, the Captain Hill Secret Santa is ready to read!

I started kudosing fics, and then realised that if I did that but didn't kudos my own, it would stand out like a sore thumb! So, yeah, I only kudos'd two - my gift, and one other - before I stopped. I'll kudos and comment on the rest when the reveal happens in a few days.

But go forth and read! (And see if you can guess which one I wrote.)


I got about 5K into Fake Marrieds and realised I have at least a 30K story on my hands. *gulp*

I've started posting the Steve|Maria|Natasha\Bucky sedoretu fic under the title 'downright complicated'.

And the Bucky/Sam fic wants just one more scene. Just. One. More. Scene...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Sunday, January 1st, 2017 09:06 pm
One assignment, one PH, one treat. All got excellent receptions before reveals, with the recips all commenting, and kudos and comments arriving independent of the recips.

FANDOM: Order of the Air Series - Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
TITLE: Voices For The Voiceless for [archiveofourown.org profile] mari4212
SUMMARY: Stasi and Douglas have a conversation about the war, about people, and about right and wrong.
TAGS: No Archive Warnings Apply, Stasi Rostov & Douglas Sorley, Douglas Sorley (Order of the Air), Stasi Rostov, parenting, Growing Up

All in all, I'm very happy with how this one turned out. A little bittersweet, but also with hope.

It's the most well-received one among the target audience - the ratio of kudos to hits is the best of the three.

FANDOM: Ghostbusters (2016), Marvel Cinematic Universe
TITLE: Heroes and Fans for [archiveofourown.org profile] Bodldops
SUMMARY: Patty had a moment when she thought, They’ve separated us! And then she had a moment when she thought, It’s a trap! And then she had a moment when she thought, Get a grip on yourself, Patty! This ain’t no weirdo mad scientist – this is Tony Stark!
TAGS: No Archive Warnings Apply, Jillian Holtzmann & Patty Tolan, Patty Tolan & James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan, Maria Hill, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark, Friendship, Crossover, Post-Movie(s), Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Misses Clause Challenge

Hit-wise, this is the most popular story out of the three, thanks to the megafandom crossover.

FANDOM: Ancient Egyptian Religion
TITLE: Older Than The Deserts for [archiveofourown.org profile] Delen
SUMMARY: Then, he was bright and unyielding, burning and nurturing both, the source of light and joy. Ra, they called him, and Khepri – the holy scarab that pushes the sun through the sky, and Atum – the final burning blaze before the darkness and the long journey through the night to the reborn dawn. Now, he is known in scrolls and in books, but no longer worshipped, no longer adored.
TAGS: ancient gods in a modern world

This one was surprisingly well-taken; I expected only the recip would read it, let alone kudos or comment, but quite a few people have enjoyed it.


I have at least one reasonably-sized treat that didn't get completed due to time and brain. It's on the New Year's Resolution pile for Yuletide, which I have every year and somehow fail to ever complete...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, November 18th, 2016 05:59 pm
Series: sharp Evening stars and bright Morning flame
Characters/Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes, Maria Hill/Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers/Maria Hill, Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10621
Warnings: Choose Not To Warn
A sedoretu is a four-person marriage, an intricate mesh of six dynamics - sexual and non-sexual - between Morning man, Evening woman, Morning woman, and Evening Man, a bond of delicate trust.

When Steve Rogers makes Bucky Barnes a promise at age sixteen, he doesn't know that he'll be keeping it at age ninety-six.

When Bucky Barnes meets Natasha Romanoff in the course of their work at the KGB, he won't remember her for another seven years.

When Natasha Romanoff encounters Maria Hill in SHIELD, she isn't thinking of desire or fondness, only of trust - and that it's the first time she's been allowed the choice.

When Maria Hill lets Steve Rogers climb into her bed, she can't imagine the fall - but love is more than sex and emotions, a hard and sometimes lonely road to walk.

When a sedoretu consists of Captain America, the former Deputy Director of SHIELD, the Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier, things are bound to get downright complicated...
Notes: I started this series with the intent of writing eight short-ish stories, and then discovered it was actually going to be one prologue, six stories, and one EPIC FINALE. I’d written the prologue and the first of the six stories when the Marvel Bang came up, and wrote the remaining five of the six stories as my challenge.

The link above takes you to the series on AO3.

I was assigned two artists for the [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang ([livejournal.com profile] flipflop_diva and [livejournal.com profile] sandrasfisher), but I also commissioned Jiinsy Designs to make some art for some of the stories, because I had some money at the time and she was looking for commissions.

The EPIC FINALE is still a bunch of notes and 3K of Steve jealousy. I hope to get around to it before Christmas...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Friday, October 7th, 2016 08:26 am
So, apparently my Pottermore Patronus is a Manx Cat.

According to Wikipedia, the characteristics are "docile, good-tempered and sociable", but also "also shy of strangers", and at their best "an alert, active animal of much power and energetic character".

Works for me.


Ethicists Say Voting With Your Heart Without A Care About The Consequences Is Actually Immoral


At the entrance to Dachau, buried among the weeds and gravel, is an old railroad track. It's uneven, hastily built, and ends abruptly at a small unmarked concrete platform.

Here, not even a century ago, thousands of people were herded out of train cars, across the platform, and through the wrought iron gate emblazoned with the words "ARBEIT MACHT FREI."


I've just been reading Jo Graham and Melissa Scott's "Order Of The Air" series, which is one part history, one part fantasy, all parts awesome, and very very relevant in America's current political situation - not just the election, but in mentality, perspective, and the echoes of the past that are rippling through American society now.

If you haven't read the series, I highly recommend it, not just for the historical perspective, but also because it's a damned good read.

The first five books are available in ebook format at Crossroads Press - a straight download in ePub or mobi.

Not sure when the 6th one will be out right now...


ficbit )


A shipment of fabric and leathergoods has gone missing. The tracking details says it's been delivered, but we haven't seen it at all.

At this point, I'm hoping that it got delivered to another house in the area - one with the same house number on a parallel street - this happens sometimes. But I'm kind of pissed off with the mail service, because I was hoping to have that delivery last weekend to complete something, and it still hasn't turned up! GRARGH.


B2 is having a birthday party tonight. I've been asked to provide a meat dish and a dessert dish. I was going to make cheesecake, but I'm not going to have the time to do it unless I go home around lunchtime (which I admittedly could).

Although, after a conversation with B1, it looks like I am to be let off by just buying some ice-cream and fruit on account of it being a rather warm day...